08 Jun '11, 4pm

TAKE ACTION to save the UK's solar industry. Join the @oursolarfuture campaign

TAKE ACTION to save the UK's solar industry. Join the @oursolarfuture campaign

A new campaign called Our Solar Future launched by the Solar Trade Association aims to get the government to reconsider its objectives for the UK's solar industry. The government's recent decision to slash the feed in tariff is jeopardising both the industry, jobs and the environment. A report, the Solar Revolution Strategy , written by experts in the solar industry, outlines a strategy which will create 140,000 jobs by end 2015 and 360,000 jobs by 2010 and save UK consumers millions on new infrastructure costs. Key Findings Government needs to effectively double investment on solar PV to 2015 That investment will kick start a solar revolution in the UK which will deliver 140,000 jobs by end 2015, 360,000 by end 2020 Cost to householders will be £3 average per annum until 2015 (£15 in total per household this parliament) Average cost over the lifetime of the scheme will be...

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