28th June 2018
Commenting on the CCC 2018 Progress Report to Parliament STA CEO Chris Hewett said;
“For three years now the Committee on Climate Change has been urging the Government to get behind the most popular and cheapest renewables. With investment in renewables dropping alarmingly & the UK off track on its carbon budgets, the Government must now surely listen & act.
There is no justification for holding back solar in the UK. Not only is solar the British public’s favourite energy technology, rooftop solar on businesses and factories doesn’t even need any public subsidy. All it needs is for Government to reverse recent nonsensical taxes and to urgently clarify the policy framework for local renewables going forwards. The same applies to large-scale solar. Again, all Government needs to do is provide access to long-term contracts for the development of solar farms which can be delivered effectively without subsidy from the consumer.
A failure to promptly remove self-defeating barriers to solar power will leave the UK falling even further on behind in what is already the biggest clean energy market in the world.”
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