10:10 Climate Action response to solar export tariff announcement

Neil Jones, campaigner at 10:10 Climate Action said:

It’s hard to fathom the government’s logic here. Solar has been a huge success story, seeing a million homes and a thousand schools taking clean energy and climate action into their own hands.

Yet the government has bizarrely decided to prevent new homes, schools and businesses installing solar after March from being paid for the energy they export to the grid. While coal fired power stations continue to profit, households wanting to go green will be left out of pocket.

The government now has 3 months to fix this. It must choose whether it wants to back the public’s favourite energy source - solar - or instead push it off a cliff.

ENDS

For further information and requests for interviews: Daniel Jones, press and profile officer, daniel.jones@1010uk.org 0207 388 6688.