Individuals hoping to get cheap electricity by taking advantage of the government's Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme for solar power installations may be interested to hear a campaign is growing against proposed cuts to the programme.
Last month, it was announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change that payments for electricity generated by photovoltaic panels would be slashed by around half.
Yesterday, around 500 people opposed to the cuts marched on parliament and lobbied MPs in a bid to persuade the coalition to change its policy, BusinessGreen reports.
Organised by environmental groups and solar energy companies, the protestors highlighted up to 25,000 jobs could be lost due to reduced demand for the FIT scheme if the plans go ahead.
Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint also supported their goals, saying: "There has to be a change ... it's up to all of us to keep the pressure up because this is about how we grow an industry for the future."
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