The UK Government has ‘missed the point’ on hydro energy in its recent review of feed-in tariffs, according to one of the industry’s leading figures. And Mark Mathieson, Chief Executive of Perth-based Green Highland Renewables, has warned that Britain’s hydro energy industry will ‘all but disappear’ by 2020. Last year, Green Highland employed 20 people directly, and worked with more than 250 contractors and subcontractors from over 20 local firms in the construction of over a dozen schemes in the Highlands. In total the industry employs 1,700 people – but Mathieson estimates 80% of these jobs will be gone by within four years.
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