Statement on Feed-in Tariffs

25 May 2012

Gregory Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 24 May on Feed-in Tariffs.

Feed-in Tariffs

The feed-in tariffs scheme came into effect in April 2010. It is intended to provide financial incentives for people and businesses to install small-scale electricity-generating technologies such as solar electricity panels and wind turbines. 

In February 2011 the Government announced it was bringing forward the review of FITs that was due to be completed by 2013. As part of the review, the Government has set out new proposals to reform FITs for solar photovoltaic installations.

The Government published on 9 February documents relating to the Comprehensive Review on feed-in tariffs. These documents and further information can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website.

Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Luciana Berger, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Energy in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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