Solar industry lobby of Parliament – Friends of the Earth reaction

Commenting on the solar industry’s lobby of Parliament today (Tuesday 22 November 2011) over government plans to cut solar payments – organised by Cut Don’t kill – Friends of the Earth’s executive director Andy Atkins said:  “Government plans to slash solar payments will pull the plug on thousands of jobs and cast an enormous shadow over an industry that is helping to kick-start a clean energy revolution.

“The solar industry has been one of the UK’s brightest success stories in the last two years, helping homes and communities across the country free themselves from expensive fossil fuels.

“We believe these plans are illegal as well as ill-advised – so we are taking action to bring ministers to court.”