Solar Subsidy Review Necessary But Unfortunate?

James Murray over at Business Green has an interesting take on the cutting of solar subsidies to major UK solar farms, and the subsequent threat of legal action from solar farm developers. He argues strongly that the cuts are necessary to ensure residential and small-scale commercial installations—the intended original recipients of this scheme—get the support they were expecting. It is, after all, these schemes that will best raise the visibility and familiarity of solar to a broader audience. Solar farm developers "are right to feel aggrieved" says Murray, but the problem is the original short-comings of the law, not subsequent attempts to fix it. It takes a lot for people to admit they are wrong. Maybe the same goes for governments too...

Tags: Economics | Renewable Energy | Solar Power | United Kingdom

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