WILL CUTS TO FEED-IN TAR­IFFS HAVE AN IM­PACT?

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Feed-in tar­iffs en­able gen­er­a­tors of so­lar en­ergy to sell sur­plus elec­tric­ity to the na­tional grid. The gov­ern­ment pro­poses cuts of up to 87% in so­lar pay­ments, say­ing the tar­iffs have served their pur­pose by sub­si­dis­ing the in­dus­try so it could es­tab­lish it­self in the en­ergy mar­ket. This is op­posed by RenewableUK and the So­lar Trade As­so­ci­a­tion.“The feed-in tar­iff pro­vides a life­line to the ru­ral econ­omy,” said Gemma Grimes of Re­new­able UK. “It al­lows farm­ers and small busi­nesses to di­ver­sify their in­come and save on elec­tric­ity bills. The gov­ern­ment risks con­sign­ing this great work to the past.”

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