11th February 2012 Feed-in Tariff Comprehensive Review - Consultation
I attended a roundtable meeting on 9th February where Greg Barker announced the review to representatives from the industries affected by the Feed-in Tariff and invited initial comments. The consultation (link here) is now under way. I will be submitting a response on behalf of the mha and will shortly post a draft here for input from members. Final responses are due by 26 April 2012.
I was not able to download the papers before the meeting so will be responding to the Minister in writing with initial impressions this weekend. When I spoke to him at the meeting he told me he was keen to see more micro hydro development and that he had earlier spoken in Parliament. This is what he said at the end of his question time (mostly concerning solar technology):
"This package of measures is good news for hydro. We are very ambitious for the hydro sector . . ."
I am encouraged that the team at DECC are now taking a more flexible approach to the Feed-in Tariff and that there will be greater certainty and in due course less red tape for micro hydro.
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