The chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee has raised concerns with the acting energy minister about the government’s axing of support for small scale renewable generation.
Payments by suppliers for renewable power sold to the grid from small scale installations will in future be metered rather than based on a flat rate, the government announced as it resurrected the export tariff today (8 January).
Change is usually accompanied by uncertainty. Driven by the need to decarbonise, the energy industry is in the midst of a radical transformation. Whilst the end goal is clear, the route there is still being plotted out.
The government has been accused of "pushing the solar industry off a cliff edge" after yesterday’s (18 December) announcement that the scrapping of the mechanism used by households to sell excess renewable power to the grid is going ahead.