28 Oct '11, 1pm

In case you missed it: an excellent article on the UK #solar shambles by @James_BG: ^MC

You could not make it up. In a development that reads like a plot from The Thick of It , the Energy Saving Trust inadvertently published a fact sheet on its web site this morning providing details of the government's imminent cuts to solar feed-in tariff incentives and apparently confirming that they will, as widely expected , be halved to 21p per kWh. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) then rushed out a statement insisting that the document was "neither final nor accurate", but declined to let anyone know what was inaccurate about it, leaving the 25,000 people who work in the solar industry facing a truly depressing weekend as they wait for Monday's promised parliamentary announcement. The shambolic events follow a fortnight of leaks and rumours that offer an exemplary case study in media management at its worst. I am no conspiracy theorist, but the manner...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2120891/solar-...

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