Camden Council has joined Friends of the Earth and other local authorities across the country in objecting to the Government’s consultation proposals to cut Feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates for solar electricity projects.

A news article on Camden’s website Camden Council slams government’s bid to cut solar feed-in-tariffs states:

The FiT currently guarantees an income to installers of solar electricity panels and is instrumental in supporting low carbon growth in Camden.

As well as cutting FiT rates, the government’s latest review makes two other controversial proposals: firstly it proposes to bring forward the cuts to a date prior to the close of the consultation and secondly it further reduces rates to organisations that install more than one solar system.

Camden challenged both of these proposals through the consultation process and made its submission on 20 December 2011.

Over 200 councils, businesses, organisations and MPs nationwide, have signed up to support our Final Demand joint statement. Signatories include Cllr Sean Birch, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Transport, together with a number of other Camden councillors and representatives of local community groups and businesses in Camden. The statement asks the Government to urgently rethink its proposed changes to solar energy policies, specifically, the cut to the feed-in tariff. Read the full statement here.

Sign our Final Demand petition

Over 100 people in Camden have also signed our Final Demand petition, asking David Cameron

  • To launch an independent public inquiry into the Big Six’s power over consumers and influence over politicians.
  • Not to axe support for clean British energy produced by communities, councils, business and householders.

The Big Six energy companies make billions in profits each year and the Government is letting them get away with it.
If you haven’t already please sign the petition online and join the 20,000+ people nationwide who’ve already signed.