13 Jun '11, 3pm

My article on the Government's rash and ill-thought out decision on the Feed-In Tariff, via Business Green

DECC Minister Greg Barker's fast track solar feed in tariff consultation was one that Sir Humphrey Appleby would be proud of. "Government is about principles. And the principle is, never act on principle" Sir Humphrey said, and it looks to everybody like Barker's taken those words as a manual on how to run a review. From the very start, this review screamed farce and last Thursday's announcement confirmed it, leaving everyone - industry, green NGOs, community groups - feeling like they've been stitched up, with a clear sense that any green principles this Minister had would never be acted upon. Just in the last two weeks you see a snapshot of the fiasco that was this review. On June 3rd, the Minister attempts to hold out a fig leaf to industry (and to anyone else who's interested). He pronounces - in response to a Solar Trade Association report - that solar power is undere...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/industry-voice-blog/20785...

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