DECC forecasts solar job cuts in wake of feed-in tariff cuts

Jessica Shankleman
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Solar industry questions ministerial assertion that sector will expand this year, after impact assessment predicts job cuts and market contraction

A triple whammy of cuts to the feed-in tariff for solar PV installations will see the industry shrink by a third in 2012, despite an assertion by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker that the sector will...

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