Friday, 16 October 2015
My heart bleeds
Business Green has an anguished cri de portefeuille stemming from reduced subsidies for the solar industry.
The UK solar industry is in crisis, but can a catastrophe yet be averted?
Job losses are mounting, but there are steps still available to the industry and the government that could avert a full-blown disaster for UK renewables.
One cannot celebrate job losses for ordinary working people, but the solar panel game is too close to a landowners' Ponzi scheme for my taste, quite apart from the climate imbecilities which drive it. With no obvious sense of irony we are also told.
Over the past two weeks I have spent four days at the Birmingham NEC, being denied sunshine while listening to various people talk about the grave state of the UK solar industry.
No, it's too easy to parody.