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New campaign urges government to rethink cuts to renewables

29/09/15

A new joint campaign has been launched to oppose the government’s plans to cut financial support to small scale renewables…

The Solar Trade Association and RenewableUK have got together to encourage members of the public as well as renewable energy employees to back the ‘People Power’ campaign.

The campaign is urging people to petition the government to provide more stable support to these maturing sectors by writing to their local MP and harness the power of social media.

The government’s current plans could cause substantial job losses to the renewable energy sector by reducing the amount of financial support local communities can receive.

Gemma Grimes, Director of Policy, Consents of Intelligence at RenewableUK said: “This campaign is about sending a simple message to government: don’t wreck an industry, which for the first time has given people the power to control their own energy supply. Small-scale renewables is an extraordinary success in the UK, creating thousands of new green jobs and allowing local communities to generate their own clean energy.

“The Feed-in-Tariff provides a lifeline to the rural economy, allowing farmers and small businesses to diversify their income and save on their electricity bills, especially during tough economic times. The government’s actions are in danger of consigning this great work in the past.”

The campaign is being run through the ‘Action for Renewables’ website and can be accessed here: www.actionforrenewables.org/people-power

One Response to “New campaign urges government to rethink cuts to renewables”

  1. Bev Knott says:

    Thoroughly support. best of luck

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