Press release
Solar support: Badly handled Govt review could spook investors

Responding to speculation today that the Government is planning to review the support mechanisms for solar power, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Alasdair Cameron said:

“Yet another badly handled review could spook investors and bring uncertainty to Britain’s solar sector.

“Solar power is hugely popular and is on course to be one of our cheapest forms of energy, but it needs robust and predictable support to enable it to thrive and further reduce its costs.

“While the benefits of rooftop solar are clear – particularly on schools and other public buildings – large-scale ground-mounted panels have an important role to play and present excellent value for money.

“In the right place, and with the right measures, solar farms can benefit nature, as well as providing cheap, low-carbon energy.”

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Notes to editors:

1.         According to a new DECC survey published yesterday (Tuesday 29 April 2014) today 80% of the public support renewable power, while only 29% back fracking: http://bit.ly/1rAc4TF
 

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