09 May '12, 12am

Solar firms urge Cameron to freeze feed-in tariff cuts programme

Senior executives from around 400 solar and renewable energy companies have written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to intervene in the long-running row over the future of the feed-in tariff scheme and block cuts that are due to come into effect from July. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has set out a series of proposals for cutting the popular incentives this summer, designed to reduce the cost of the scheme in line with the falling price of solar panels. FURTHER READING Exclusive: Installers to shout from the rooftops, 'solar still pays' Solar giants form new global industry body However, in the letter, a copy of which has been obtained by BusinessGreen , solar industry executives warn that with the sector still reeling from the effect of cuts to incentives imposed at the start of April further cuts this summer will cripple the market, leadi...

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