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Here’s a message received from Friends of the Earth this morning, about the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and our local MP, Amber Rudd’s plans to cut solar support. HOT’s Zelly Restorick passes on the message.

In May, Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd said she wanted to unleash a ‘solar revolution’”, writes the Save Our Solar team. Instead she is planning to cut support for solar by 87%. However, we can stop this. The government is holding a public consultation on the solar cuts, and our response will be vital.

Tell Amber Rudd to keep support for solar.

If these cuts go through, the results will be catastrophic. By 2020, a million fewer homes, schools and businesses will benefit from solar panels; our carbon emissions will be far higher and 20,000 people across the country will lose their jobs. Already over a thousand people have lost their jobs in the last few weeks.

Over 8,000 of you have emailed MPs to #saveoursolar, with more and more Conservative MPs breaking ranks to speak out against the planned cuts. Big Conservative figures like London Mayor, Boris Johnson and former Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, have heavily criticised the plans in public.

Our partners at 10:10 have set up a really easy way to make your voice heard.

Please add your voice to the consultation today. But hurry: the deadline is Friday 23 October.

Together we can make sure solar flourishes for years to come – and finally moves us away from dirty energy.

You can read more here – and here’s a simplified non-jargon version of the survey to complete. Take a look and see what you think – and spread the word.

Posted 17:44 Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 In: Energy Wise

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  1. Dr Zohar Glouberman

    Any movement away from solar energy and other renewal energies and toward fracking and other energy sources dangerous to the earth is a vote against our children, our grandchildren, the earth and all its inhabitants.

    Comment by Dr Zohar Glouberman — Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 09:37

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