Feed-in tariff for early adopters: an update
Posted by Cathy Debenham on 6 August 2010 at 10:28 am
Prior to the general election, the Conservatives promised that early adopters of microgeneration technologies would receive full feed-in tariffs (and not the much lower 9p rate currently on offer). Since the coalition government formed there has been a deafening silence from Whitehall on the subject.
We've just had word that it is still on the agenda. The following is an extract of a letter sent from DECC to a YouGen user's MP:
"As we set out in the Coalition Programme of Government, we have committed to establishing a full system of FiTs for electricity. As part of this, we are currently looking at features of the FiTs scheme to see what changes we may need to make; always bearing in mind, of course, the difficult fiscal position in which we now all operate.
"We are working to announce decisions on FiTs, including the eligibility of early adopters of small-scale, low-carbon electricity technologies for support under the scheme, as soon as possible."
The good news is that it's still on the agenda - they haven't ruled it out. The bad news is that "as soon as possible" is quite an elastic time frame and, of course, the reference to the difficult fiscal position!
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