13 Dec '11, 10am

Last-ditch petition urges Cameron to salvage solar industry - 13 Dec 2011 - News from BusinessGreen via @businessgreen

Supporters of the solar industry will today make a direct plea to prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to intervene to protect the sector from the impact of deep cuts to incentives for solar installations that effectively came into force yesterday. Friends of the Earth will deliver a petition to Downing Street backed by 17,000 signatures calling on the government to reconsider proposals that will see feed-in tariff incentives cut by more than half for new domestic and business installations of solar panels. FURTHER READING Solar incentives poised to drop from today Industry blasts DECC's "disingenuous" solar payback calculations Meanwhile, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Solar Trade Association (STA) are to deliver a letter signed by over 200 prominent organisations and individuals, including environmentalists Jonathon Porritt an...

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