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SLE joins calls for clarity over FiT

Ten organisations have joined forces to call for the UK Government to urgently set out the future of the Feed-in Tariff. Investment in household, farm and small-scale business renewable energy installations has slowed due to concerns about the future of the scheme. The Feed-in Tariff is currently set to close in 2019.
The group of organisations has written a joint letter to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The letter highlights the importance of a viable route to market for the UK to continue to benefit from small-scale low-carbon energy projects.
It also points out that investor confidence in the sector is waning, with developers increasingly looking to invest elsewhere. “The reality is that UK communities and businesses, as well as industry, risk missing the opportunities that come with developing a vibrant small-scale energy sector.”
A full list of organisations which co-signed the letter, sent last Monday (Jan 29) is:
  • Community Energy Scotland
  • Country Land & Business Association
  • EnergyUK
  • National Farmers , Scotland
  • Regen
  • RenewableUK
  • Scottish Land & Estates
  • Scottish Renewables
  • Solar Trade Association
  • The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
The SNP’s Stuart McDonald subsequently raised the letter in the House of Commons and was told by the Minister of State for Energy Claire Perry MP agreed to meet and discuss the groups concerns.
You can read the letter below.

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