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'.

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