Ambitious Labour Party plans to install solar on 1.75 million homes in the have been strongly welcomed by the country’s domestic solar industry. Last week Labour outlined proposals which would effectively treble the number of domestic solar installs in the UK. Those proposals, while vague and devoid of detail as they stand, have been strongly welcomed by the industry. Neil Perry, CFO at industry stalwart Solarcentury, highlighted how Labour was throwing its weight behind the solar industry at a critical time given the country’s ambition for a zero carbon future.
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UK energy minister Claire Perry is taking a leave of absence to look after an ill relative, Downing Street said. Her responsibilities – and seat at the Cabinet table – will be taken over on a temporary basis by universities minister Chris Skidmore. In a statement, Number 10 said: “The minister of state for energy and clean growth, Claire Perry, will be taking a temporary leave of absence to care for a close family member who is unwell. “In her absence, the current minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation, Chris Skidmore, will be providing temporary ministerial cover for the energy and clean growth portfolio.
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