09 Feb '12, 10am

FiTS Ministerial statement and PR released by DECC, available here and

This Government is committed to promoting decentralised energy and the take-up of small-scale low-carbon technologies by the public and by communities. The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme is an important instrument in meeting that commitment, but it needs to be reformed as we want as many people as possible to be able to benefit from the scheme. For too long it has been limited to the lucky few. So today I am publishing a series of documents which mark a crucial turning point for the FITs scheme. Taken as a whole, this reform package will put the scheme on a predictable, certain and sustainable footing for consumers, and for the businesses delivering these exciting renewable technologies. It is no secret that the uncontrolled surge of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the latter part of last year, driven by rapidly falling costs, placed a huge strain on the FITs budge...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/wmsfits/wmsfit...

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