Following recent correspondence with Clare Perry, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rachel Reeves, Chair of the BEIS Committee, has commented on plans to scrap the feed-in and export tariffs.
Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee said,
"Rooftop solar and other small-scale renewable electricity generators are set to lose support from the scrapping of the feed-in tariff and the export tariff. It’s disappointing the Government has failed to spell out why it is that householders should provide solar power to the grid for free and the proposal on the export tariff risks destabilising the development of the small-scale renewable industry in the UK. The Government appears to be shifting on this, but it urgently needs to set out how it will support small-scale renewables and ensure our solar industry gets the backing it deserves".