04 Nov '11, 4pm

Climate minister accused of misleading parliament over solar costs

The row over the government's controversial plans to rush through cuts to solar incentives looks set to escalate, after members of the solar industry accused one minister of misleading parliament over proposed changes to the feed-in tariff scheme. Speaking as part of an emergency debate earlier this week on the proposed halving of incentives for small-scale solar installations, climate minister Greg Barker defended the government's plan to cut feed-in tariff rates for solar installations with over 4kW of capacity, from 43p/kWh to 21p/kWh, arguing that the changes were necessary in order to stop the scheme exceeding its spending cap. FURTHER READING Cameron side-steps call to intervene in solar subsidy fiasco What is the real reason behind the government’s solar cuts? He also argued that "even given the high costs of solar, at 21p it will attract the highest level of any su...

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