Prior to the new FITS scheme rules being imposed on us we were independant power generators operating under free market rules. We were free to trade our generation to any company we chose, for whatever price we chose to accept. Also, we were able to sell our generating system to anyone who wanted it, or to relocate that system to any other site subject to the usual planning laws. We were in receipt of a government susbidy, but there were no terms attached to it to stop us doing so.
It would now seem, according to my interpretation of the FITS rules, that we can no longer do so. The price of exported power is now set by the new FITS system. There is an option to trade exports on the open market, but the price we will be offered will be suppressed by the 3 pence per unit export price being offered to power companies by generators who are now being subsidised by the more generous FITS rates. Further, our ability to relocate equipment, or sell our old equipment, which is identical to equipment now being installed, has been removed. In effect, our assets have been seized by the Government.
So the questions are:-
Have we been Nationalised?
Has our right to enjoy our own property been removed?
If Yes, which seems to be the case in the first question, then the Government is in breach of United Nations Resolution 1803.
If yes, which again seems to be the case, to the second question, then the Government is in breach of the Human Rights Act.
Anybody know a good lawyer?
Further thoughts anyone?