Heading in the wrong direction

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SolarUK LTD operates from offices in Battle and has worked in renewable technologies for the last 14 years however it appears the DECC proposals to pull support for renewables in favour of Fracking Shale Gas and nuclear is not based on saving the consumer money!!

The report concludes investing in renewable technology reduces the cost of energy and the renewable leaders in Europe (the Germans) have seen wholesale energy fall by 37 per cent giving their industries a competitive advantage that the UK government is not following.

The collapse of the steel industry was linked to high energy costs which the DECC appears completely welded to, possibly because unless energy costs rise by at least 100% the new Hinckley Nuclear power station will be an expensive white elephant!

It does not take a rocket scientist to see that if the raw materials for energy production cost, well nothing actually!

The cost of the end product won’t continue rising and if anything will continue to fall as better ways of storing and utilising come on stream.

Details on the report can be found at ;- http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/study_reveals_uk_consumers_to_miss_out_on_cheaper_electricity_following_214

It does look like the DECC is heading in completely the wrong direction and one has to ask why?

I would be interested to hear your readers views as our local MP Huw Merriment has pledged his support for the DECC policies but has refused to explain why?

Duncan Lee

Technical Director

SolarUK

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