28 Oct '11, 3pm

Solar industry to march on Downing Street to save solar incentives via @businessgreen

Members of the solar sector are preparing to stage a protest calling on the prime minister to intervene to block anticipated plans to halve feed-in tariff (FIT) incentives for solar installations, which they fear will "kill off " the fast-expanding industry. The new Cut Don't Kill campaign, founded by a coalition of 20 major companies from across the solar industry, is planning to hold a march next month calling on David Cameron to halt controversial plans to slash subsidies for small-scale PV installations. FURTHER READING Updated: Solar tariffs expected to be cut to 21p per kWh Germany moves to trim solar incentives further A document from the Energy Saving Trust that was inadvertantly published on its website this morning suggests new rates will effectively come into force from 8 December, reducing the level of subsidy for projects smaller than 4KWh from the current 43p...

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