UK renewable energy subsidy changes anger solar industry

Energy secretary, Ed Davey, says new subsidy scheme will help underwrite green energy and reduce reliance on imported gas

The government on Thursday outlined plans to provide £300m worth of support subsidies to the renewable power industry this autumn but has angered the solar industry and been accused of not providing value for money.

The budget for a new auction system for green electricity schemes was expected to be a little over £200m but has been raised using cash that was underspent in previous funding rounds.

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