D-Day For Solar Industry As Cut Don’t Kill Campaign Hits Westminster
They say actions speak louder than words, and today members and supporters of the solar industry will be marching to Westminster to voice their anger over the Government’s proposals to slash solar subsidies.
Our Solar Future’s ‘Cut Don’t Kill’ Campaign, is set to lobby Parliament on mass this afternoon, and will take their protest to Westminster Bridge in an attempt to save the industry – and the 25,000 jobs allegedly under threat – by opposing the feed-in tariff (Fit) cuts.
An established tradition to put pressure on MPs, it will give the solar industry – together with its supporters – the opportunity to meet MPs and protest about the dramatic cuts that are set to be introduced. Campaigners – some armed with mock solar panels – will be urging MPs to oppose the plans to cut solar PV incentives, which will see them slashed by more than half the current rate.
Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint – who will be addressing her concerns during an Opposition Day Debate tomorrow in the House of Commons – will be on hand to address the rally.
“This is just the latest example of a Government which is out of touch, cutting too far and too fast, with no plan for jobs and growth,” she said.
The rally will kick off from 1pm, with campaigners meeting at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London, before lobbying Parliament at 2.30pm.