Government defends solar subsidy cuts after green energy firms enter administration

Jessica Shankleman
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Officials say poorly sited solar schemes fail to help environment or bring down costs, but Labour and Green Party call for urgent policy rethink

The government has defended plans to impose deep cuts to the popular feed-in tariff scheme, after two solar panel installers went into administration this week, putting around 1,000 jobs at risk. A...

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