Support for renewable energy is under threat again.
While most of us were out catching rays in the heatwave earlier this summer, the government snuck out a call for evidence about small-scale renewable energy in the UK, and a consultation on their plan to close the Feed-in tariff scheme.
The proposal is worse than expected.
The government are also planning to axe the export tariff. This guarantees households who install solar a fair price for the electricity they generate but don’t use. Cutting it means anyone installing solar panels at home will essentially donate their extra power to big energy companies. For most people, installing solar just won’t make sense financially.
We wanted to email you to let you know that 10:10 are preparing a response to the government, as well as planning a suite of clean energy campaigns for the next year.
We also wanted to make sure you know about this consultation and call for evidence, in case you wanted to submit something to the government yourself. We know there are loads of really dedicated, expert and passionate people signed up to our emails, and many of you will have something the government should hear!
The deadline for the call for evidence is the 30th August, and the Fit consultation closes on the 14th September.
We’ve fought back the cuts to clean energy before, and we’re ready to again.
Leo Murray, director of campaigns
All campaigns — 10:10
The future for small-scale low-carbon generation: a call for evidence - GOV.UK
UK government launches open consultation and call for evidence on Feed-In Tariffs Scheme closure | Bioenergy International
Government’s Feed-in Tariff announcement is major blow for small-scale renewables - RenewableUK
The Feed-in Tariff post mortem | FEC Energy
Government must work with industry to avoid a hard 'FexiT' - BusinessGreen