Urgent: Six days to have your say on cuts to solar and Friends of the Earth

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Anne Thomas

Oct 17, 2015, 3:07:57 PM10/17/15

Dear Friends of the Earth Inverness and Ross Contact.

Sorry I've not been in touch for some time. I've been busy with other organisations but I am keen to get the Friends of the Earth group re-started.
I've agreed to organise a Climate March on 29th November. So far details are;
 meet at 2pm outside Velocity Cafe on St Stephen's Brae. Please get in touch if you would like to help organise this. 

I'm giving a talk on Tuesday at 7pm at Velocity Cafe called 'Transition to a sustainable community' for Inverness and area Greens but I'm sure non members would be welcome. 

Please see the Friends of the Earth England and Wales campaign below in support of Feed in Tariffs. This is particularly important to me personally as my nephew set up a solar company 5 years ago and has been working so hard to develop it into a thriving business employing 14 people including my sister and another nephew. The solar industry was working towards no feed in tariffs by 2020 but this cut is much to much too quickly. Please write to Amber Rudd and respond to the consultation. 

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From: Henry, Friends of the Earth <cont...@foe.co.uk>
Date: 17 October 2015 at 09:13
Subject: Urgent: Six days to have your say on cuts to solar
To: Anne Thomas <anne.kathe...@gmail.com>

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Join us 16 October 2015  

Dear Anne

In May Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd said she wanted to unleash a “solar revolution”. Instead she is planning to cut support for solar by 87%.

We can stop it. The government is holding a public consultation on the solar cuts, and our response will be vital.

Tell Amber Rudd to keep support for solar.

If these cuts go through, the results will be catastrophic. By 2020 a million fewer homes, schools and businesses will benefit from solar panels; our carbon emissions will be far higher; and 20,000 people across the country will lose their jobs. Already over a thousand people have lost their jobs in the last few weeks.

Over 8,000 of you have emailed MPs to #saveoursolar, with more and more Conservative MPs breaking ranks to speak out against the planned cuts. Big Conservative figures like London Mayor Boris Johnson and former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker have heavily criticised the plans in public.

Our partners at 10:10 have set up a really easy way to make your voice be heard 

Please add your voice to the consultation today.

But hurry. The deadline is Friday 23 October.

Together we can make sure solar flourishes for years to come, and finally moves us away from dirty energy.

Best wishes,

Henry and the #SaveOurSolar team

Contact us Thank you for your support 

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