Philip Wolfe, one of the leaders of the feed-in tariffs campaign and the author of the first blueprint on their design,looks back at the history of the scheme and assesses the extent to which it has been a success. The introduction in 2010 of feed-in tariffs for green electricity revolutionised the renewable energy sector in the UK. There is now more than 200 times as much solar capacity as there was then – up from about 30 to over 7,000 MW. Small wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion systems have also seen dramatic growth. This must be one of the most successful government interventions ever! So let’s have a look at the achievements, and see who’s celebrating.
Business Green 25th April 2016 read more »