STA Signs Joint Letter With Trade Bodies Over FiT Consultation Delay
Coordinated by Scottish Renewables, UK trade organisations sent a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP. The letter outlined serious concern over the delay of the long awaited FiT consultation.
After lobbying efforts by the STA, MP Stuart McDonald bought up the letter at the BEIS Oral questions on Tuesday 30 January, at which the Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Claire Perry MP agreed to a meeting in Parliament. We at the STA eagerly await this meeting.
Chris Hewett, Chief Executive of the STA, said: "The solar industry responded to government support through Feed-in-Tariffs by installing solar PV on nearly a million buildings in the last decade.
"We are ready to move into the next phase as subsidies reduce, but cannot develop viable business models until we know the rules under which we will be operating beyond Spring 2019."