Ed Miliband: FiT re-think required.
Miliband joins solar FiT fight
Published: 04 July, 2011
LONDON: Labour party leader Ed Miliband has called for the Government to rethink plans for solar Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs).
Mr Miliband has tabled a motion for parliamentary debate on the proposed 70% cuts to the FiT scheme's payments for energy-generated through solar panels over 50kW.
The cuts will effectively end the UK industry's participation, just as other major EU economies plan a massive increase in solar to meet 2020 electricity demand.
Shadow energy minister Huw Irranca-Davies said: "Minister Greg Barker's decision to go ahead with the proposed dramatic Feed-in Tariff reductions for community, school and hospital schemes is a big blow to British industry and betrays the Government's promise the be 'the greenest government ever'.