People who are hoping to obtain cheap energy by fitting solar panels to their homes may be interested to hear one charity is considering challenging changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme in the courts.
Earlier this month, energy minister Greg Barker confirmed prices paid for power generated by these technologies would be slashed by around half, a move that the solar panel industry has warned could seriously harm its business.
This week, green charity Friends of the Earth stated it will mount a legal bid to block these proposals unless the government amends its plans before the deadline of December 12th, after which the new costs will be implemented.
Policy and campaigns director at the group Craig Bennett said such a move would put many renewable energy projects around the country in jeopardy and effectively kill off the industry.
"With soaring fossil fuel bills and mounting anger about the Big Six energy firms, the government should be encouraging people and communities to generate their own clean electricity," he continued.
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