Oliver Letwin: Renewable energy boosted by feed-in tariffs

11 Oct 2010
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Oliver Letwin: Renewable energy boosted by feed-in tariffs

The government's feed-in tariff scheme has helped to provide a boost to the renewable energy industry in the UK.

This is according to Conservative MP and cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin, who stated that the sector's expansion will result in more anaerobic digestion developments around the country.

He claimed that the coalition's stance on green issues will support the renewable energy industry in the UK over the next five years.

Reacting to the comments made by Mr Letwin, John Barwise, chairman of the Cumbria Green Business Forum said it is "encouraging" to see that the government is following through on renewable energy promises made by the previous Labour administration.

He praised the coalition's decision to introduce a renewable heat incentive scheme to run alongside the current feed-in tariff programme.

"This should go some way to reducing our energy demand and CO2 emissions," added Mr Barwise.

But he explained that the general public will be forced to pay for the renewable energy developments through rises in prices for electricity.  

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