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Topic: Solar power
Posted by: Iris Hill
Date/Time: 20/10/15 14:27:00

From Greenpeace:

George Osborne is on the verge of taking a sledgehammer to solar power. Earlier this year, he unveiled sweeping cuts to how the solar industry is funded. With his plans now on the cusp of being approved, the UK is set to see a huge slump in the number of solar panels installed each year. And shockingly, thousands of solar workers look certain to lose their jobs.

But right now we’ve got a chance to push back. The government has launched a public consultation on the cuts and says it wants to hear our views. If enough of us take part, we can raise the alarm about Osborne’s plan.

The consultation closes on Friday, so can you spare a minute to have your say? Click to start:

Solar power firms have said the cuts will “actively destroy” the industry [1], and here’s why: the Chancellor wants to slash a crucial scheme called the feed in tariff. In case you haven't heard of it before, the feed-in tariff is a scheme that's helped make solar power a good investment for thousands of people. It means when schools, farmers, homeowners or factory owners put panels on their roofs, they receive a payment for generating their own energy and feeding any surplus back into the national grid.

If Osborne’s cuts go ahead, the impact could decimate solar power in the UK. More than 20,000 solar industry workers would lose their jobs and 900,000 fewer panels would be installed over the next five years [2].

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Solar power20/10/15 14:27:00 Iris Hill
   Re:Solar power20/10/15 17:29:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:Re:Solar power20/10/15 20:31:00 Rima Jones
         Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 07:19:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 10:12:00 Andrew Welford
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:01:00 Rima Jones
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:27:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:31:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:36:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:40:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 13:45:00 Rima Jones
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 14:06:00 Rima Jones
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 15:54:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power21/10/15 16:06:00 Rima Jones
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power22/10/15 00:01:00 Andrew Welford
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power22/10/15 07:36:00 Rima Jones
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Solar power22/10/15 09:59:00 Rima Jones

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