|Councillor Andrew Cooper outside some of the Kirklees homes benefitting from the Green Party 2000 house solar programme|
Green Party Motion on Solar Photovoltaic Feed In Tariff cuts
This Council notes
• Conservative Government proposals to cut the Feed In Tariff for Solar Photovoltaics by 87% from 1/1/15.
• That these cuts will mean a catastrophic reduction in the amount of solar panels being installed, leading to significant job losses and putting our modest 2020 EU Renewable Energy targets at risk.
• The threat to Kirklees Councils 2000 home solar PV programme that will help reduce energy costs for many low income households
The Council calls on the Chief Executive to write to the UK Government requesting that they enter talks with the Solar Industry to agree a plan that delivers a sustainable future for the solar industry (e.g. Solar Trade Association's Solar Independence Plan)