The government proposals for very large cuts to the feed-in tariff which supports solar and other small scale renewable energy have been widely criticised.

Here's a parliamentary petition urging the government to rethink its plans:

Here's some background can be found at:

And here is  an impassioned letter from someone in the industry:

Hello,

I’m Fergal. I chose to re-train in the solar industry to make a positive difference to climate change. Now I urgently need your help.

Last week the Government dropped a bombshell. They announced plans to slash all support for solar and leave companies like mine high and dry - putting real jobs and vital progress on clean energy at risk.

Tell your MP to save solar power in the UK.

Without urgent action an extra 1.6 million tonnes of carbon will be pumped into the atmosphere.

A staggering 20,000 people could lose their jobs. Thousands of schools, houses and community buildings - hungry for solar - will miss out.

It's not just about panels being installed. Every one of my customers gains a greater understanding of climate change and how they can reduce their carbon footprint. The Government cannot put a price on this.

Instead of being at the heart of a global solar revolution, the UK risks falling far behind.

Take action to #saveoursolar now.

Best wishes,

Fergal McEntee
Director
Funky Renewables