Investment in renewable energy is desperately needed to combat climate change.
But the Government provides little support to smaller scale renewable projects like:
Friends of the Earth has called for a renewable energy reward - often known as a ‘feed-in tariff'.
Did you know?
Helped by a feed-in tariff, Germany generates 200 times more solar power than England.
This would support renewables for homes, businesses and the community.
A feed-in tariff is a duty on energy companies to pay a guaranteed, long-term, premium price for electricity generated by renewable sources.
Homeowners who invest in things like solar panels would get benifits such as:
The UK Energy Bill is going through Parliament now.
There is an urgent need for a reward to support smaller-scale renewable energy schemes.
Feed-in tariffs have successfully boosted renewable energy in 17 European countries.
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