17 May '12, 1am

Big news for UK solar as @GregBarkerMP confirms possible delay to July feed-in tariff cuts

Imminent cuts to solar incentives could be delayed after the government allegedly missed a parliamentary deadline to confirm the next wave of reductions to the popular feed-in tariff scheme. The government had been expected to confirm further cuts to the tariffs by early May with a view to the changes coming into effect from 1 July. FURTHER READING Updated: DECC dismisses talk of Green Deal review Plans to reform electricity market 'unworkable', say green businesses But Climate Change Minister Greg Barker yesterday confirmed it was now considering delaying the plans. "Having listened carefully to industry, we are looking at scope for pushing back a little the next proposed reduction in solar feed-in tariffs," he wrote on Twitter. However, according to sources in the solar industry the government this week missed the deadline required to provide 40 days' notice to Parliamen...

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