Subsidies for solar installations are to be cut by nearly two-thirds. Will this money flow towards handouts for the frackers, one wonders?
If so, it seems likely the Tories will have their snouts well into the kickback trough. In future, we should check for donations to the Conservative Party and individual MPs from fracking firms.
Subsidies for small scale solar electricity panels on homes are to be cut, the government has announced, although by less than expected.
The subsidies will be cut by 64%, although this is less than the previous proposal of an 87% reduction.
The cuts have been softened following a storm of criticism.
The government says large-scale solar farms are cost-competitive, but the sector says it is being forced to stand on its own feet before it is ready.
The industry is worried about a new government cap on the volume of solar installations.
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