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New Feed in Tariffs
by Peter Henderson at 2010-02-07 11:07:45 (Forum::Public::General)
Are you a winner or loser? If you installed before July 2009 read this.
To see which rates apply to power generated by you from April 2010 go to:-


Look for :- FITS Consultation response and Government decisions.

I have already had a rant on this Forum under the title:-

Cash rewards for low carbon electricity and heating.

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New Feed in Tariffs Peter Henderson - 2010-02-07 11:07:45
Re: New Feed in Tariffs Stuart - 2010-03-24 06:24:57
I wonder if the Chancellor has anything up his sleeve today for us? Finger crossed for the budget.
Re: New Feed in Tariffs Peter - 2010-03-24 12:20:45
I have received an interesting and helpful reply from William Hague, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, in response to my letter to him. He states:

“I agree with you that the Government’s current proposals for feed-in tariffs will unfairly penalise the very people who were the early investors in local energy. That is why under a Conservative Government, any micro-generation technologies that have already been installed before the commencement of the Feed-in Tariff in April 2010 will be eligible for the new higher tariff’s once they commence.

Conservatives are committed to a system of feed in tariffs. The aim is to create a virtuous circle in which the market for microgeneration grows, driving the development of better and cheaper energy technologies, increasing consumer uptake and further growing the market.”

This is a great deal more positive and informative than the reply I received from the Secretary of State, Ed Milibrand’s office, which did not even address my concerns and questions.


Re: New Feed in Tariffs BigSkeff - 2010-03-26 08:07:30

I wonder where the Lib Dems are on this ?

They have said:

Yes to Clean Energy, No to Nuclear
Liberal Democrats are committed to Zero Carbon and non-nuclear Britain by 2050:
• We pledge that at least 20% of energy 40% of electricity will come from renewable
sources by 2020 rising to 100% by 2050. To do this we will bring in new incentives to
speed up the growth of renewable energy and micro-generation using guaranteed
minimum prices. We will also promote the use of renewable heat.

Planet 'B' presumed nonexistent.

Re: New Feed in Tariffs Peter Henderson - 2010-05-11 23:05:42
Here's hoping this pledge is honoured.
Re: New Feed in Tariffs Peter Henderson - 2010-04-01 12:09:50
I wrote to the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the whole Feed In Tariff situation. It was a rather long e-mail which I can reproduce on this site if you want. This is the reply, which has some hope in it, but can I afford to get Lawyers involved? It would seem that the law can only help those that can afford it.

Reply from Equalities and Human Rights Commission to an e-mail.

Dear Mr and Mrs Henderson

Thank you for contacting the Equality and Human Rights Commission and for providing such a clear explanation of how the change in Government policy is going to affect you.
Although the Commission has a mandate under the Equality Act 2006 to promote understanding of human rights unfortunately it is unable to offer advice to individuals unless their human rights case also has an equality dimension to it.
From your email it would appear that you have two main concerns; one is the financial impact the change in policy will have on you and the other is how the consultation was undertaken.
The Human Rights Act sets out certain rights and fundamental freedoms and applies to public authorities or those organizations carrying out a public function. In your case, Westminster Parliament. Whilst the Human Rights Act is law in the UK it has not adopted all of the articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. There is nothing in the Act regarding consultation, therefore all I can advise is that you write to your MP if you feel the Government failed to consult widely enough on the proposed changes.
I have looked at the different Articles of the Human Rights Act and tried to apply them to your situation. Article 8 could apply, the right to private and family life, and Protocol 1, protection of property.
Article 8 states that everyone has the right to respect for their private and family life, their home and correspondence. However it is a qualified right, which means that a public authority can interfere with this right, such as in accordance with the law, and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Protocol 1 states that a person has the right to the peaceful enjoyment of their possessions. Public authorities cannot usually interfere with things people own or the way they use them, except in specific, limited circumstances.
In the body of your e-mail you state that you have a contract with Scottish and Southern Energy which is renewed annually. I also note that paragraph 85 of the “Feed in Tariffs. Government Response to the 2009 Consultation” seems to imply that the tariffs are a matter for each individual contract.

If you are seeking to take your complaint forward you would have to retain independent legal advice. Names of solicitors can be found by contacting the Law Society of Scotland on 0131 226 7411.

I am sorry we are unable to offer you any assistance in this situation

Jane Clarke
Equality and Human Rights Commission


Re: New Feed in Tariffs muymalestado - 2010-04-01 14:53:14
... and, into the Long Grass.
Re: New Feed in Tariffs Stuart - 2010-06-24 09:17:13
Did anything change with the Budget on the feed in tariffs or RHI?
Re: New Feed in Tariffs muymalestado - 2010-06-24 09:30:17
Searching the Budget Docs turns up nothing.
Re: New Feed in Tariffs Ted Marynicz - 2010-06-26 14:14:49
No, since the election there has been no further mention of the Conservative promise to improve the tariff and to backdate it for early adopters (both would require EU approval) nor have they said anything about the RHI other than that they will make a statement about it shortly.


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