29 Apr '14, 2pm

Government set to cut solar farm subsidies, reveals @James_BG

The government is poised to announce a review of solar industry subsidies in a bid to accelerate the development of commercial scale rooftop installations and address concerns the recent boom in solar farm development could put pressure on the UK's clean energy budget. BusinessGreen understands proposals are in the pipeline for changes to the subsidy regime for large and commercial scale solar installations, although precise details on the scale of the potential changes and whether they will affect the Renewables Obligation scheme, the feed-in tariff, or both subsidy mechanisms are yet to be confirmed. FURTHER READING Anti-renewables campaigns fail as public support for clean energy remains rock solid UK solar market to lead Europe in 2014 Several separate industry sources indicated that they had been expecting an announcement on a new consultation for some time. Governmen...

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