Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 14th November 2011.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Liberal Democrat, East Dunbartonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on provision of support to businesses to meet the obligations arising from implementation of the measures in phase 1 of the comprehensive review of feed-in tariffs.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

holding answer 10 November 2011

The impact assessment accompanying the Government's consultation on feed-in tariffs (FITs) for solar photovoltaics (PV) estimates that new solar PV installations will continue to come forward under the proposed changes to FITs for solar PV. The number of installations is expected to be around 30,000 per year for the rest of the spending review period.

The proposals in the consultation are intended to support a sustainable solar PV industry while minimising the costs to consumers from excessive levels of support. The proposed energy efficiency requirement will also offer new opportunities to businesses, by driving the installation of energy efficiency measures.

The Government do not intend to provide specific financial support to help businesses meet any costs arising from the comprehensive review.

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