22 Nov '11, 8am

Solar industry to march on London today #FIT

Businesses and MPs will today step up their campaign against controversial plans to slash solar energy feed-in tariffs , with a mass lobby in Parliament and a protest on Westminster Bridge. Hundreds of representatives from solar firms and green groups are expected to descend on Parliament this afternoon to meet with their MPs, urging them to oppose plans unveiled in October to cut solar photovoltaic (PV) incentives by more than half. FURTHER READING Solar subsidy cuts damage UK's attractiveness to clean energy investors Scots approve giant two-bladed offshore wind turbine The day of action, organised by the Cut Don't Kill Campaign, will also see 50 solar industry workers carrying mock solar panels on Westminster Bridge at 11am, highlighting 25,000 jobs they argue are under threat from the government's proposals. Several speakers, including shadow energy secretary Caroline ...

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