Keep the clean energy flowing
Millions of people are already benefiting from Britain's solar, wind and water power, and it's now nearly cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels on cost.
But now the government is planning to scrap the feed-in tariff (aka Fits), the scheme that makes it all possible.
They designed their consultation on the changes so only experts could get involved, but we think everyone deserves a say on this. Our simple tool made it easy and thousands of you had your say.
The consultation closed at 11.45pm on 23rd October. Now we wait to see if government listened.
In the meantime, keep sharing the stories of the beauiful things clean energy makes possible in the UK.
Meet the people benefiting from feed-in tariffs
“Electric trains are already the greenest form of public transport – this roof gives our passengers an even more sustainable journey. The distinctive roof has also turned our station into an iconic landmark visible for miles along the River Thames.”
Known as the “sunshine island” or (perhaps more ambitiously) “Scotland’s chilly St Tropez”, Tiree also isn’t short of a spot of wind. In fact it’s the windiest place in Britain.
“There was a woman last year who told me that thanks to the solar panels she could now buy Christmas presents for her kids. That made me think everything we’ve been doing is worthwhile.”
“It isn’t just about our buses, it’s about how we run our whole business. The Low Carbon Hub project was attractive to us because it had the right investment profile and a great payback to the community.”
"Suddenly Britain is going into reverse on renewables. It's clear that an awful lot of businesses will go under. If the government proceeds to reduce the rate as much as they are saying, we may not be able to proceed with building more projects. "
"We were so delighted with the panels that we had been talking about putting more on in the future. Without the FITs it wouldn't be worth our while."