People looking to get cheap electricity by installing solar panels on their home may be interested in what one minster has to say about the scheme when he appears in front of a parliamentary hearing this afternoon (November 29th).
Greg Barker, who announced in October that payments for energy generated through solar panels as part of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) programme are to be cut in half from next month, is set to appear before a rare joint inquiry to explain the proposals, BusinessGreen reports.
Two bodies, the Energy and Climate Change Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee, will look into the government's policy on solar power and how the cuts will affect the industry.
"We just want to try and understand how the government came to reach a decision to cut the incentive so quickly and what impact that's going to have in getting solar PV (photovoltaic panels) into the energy mix," chairwoman of the Environmental Audit Committee Joan Walley MP told the news provider.
Mr Barker is likely to be quizzed on topics such as the effect of FITs on domestic energy bills and if retrospective regulations will be implemented.
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