Since the government cut green subsidies, the amount of household energy produced by solar power has fallen by 75% in the last two months, according to recent figures.
The government has announced that it will be removing subsidies previously granted for solar thermal energy technology on the grounds that it is not cost effective and, as a “mature” industry, can cope without the financial support.
The energy secretary, Amber Rudd, has been heavily criticised for her choices in appointments to the committee that will form her new fuel poverty watchdogs. Ms Rudd, who has come under fire in recent times for apparent “hypocrisy” in the COP21 Climate Change talks and for taking an axe to green subsidies, has now decided to appoint the former chief of npower and the chief energy industry lobbyist to her new body.
Following hot on the heels of former Environmental Agency chair Lord Smith’s report that offered conditional endorsement for shale gas production, MPs have voted for legislation allowing fracking under national parks in the UK.
The secretary for energy and climate change, Amber Rudd, has said that the country is “absolutely committed” to the COP21 agreement. She went on to say that she will be “making sure that we deliver on it”.
The Climate Secretary, Amber Rudd, will face criticism for the UK’s apparent hypocrisy when she appears at the COP21 Climate Summit, in Paris on Monday.
Sara Vaughan, the strategy and regulation director at E.on, has said that both the government and energy suppliers share the problem of cutting consumer energy use through energy efficient methods.