Support axed for farmers with solar fields

The Government has confirmed plans to cut taxpayer-funded handouts to farmers and landowners for large-scale solar farms. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said farmers should go back to using agricultural land for growing crops and vegetables instead of “blighting the landscape”. The subsidy change, which will come into effect from January […]

Big solar must not “ruin it” for industry says Greg Barker

Large-scale solar projects on “inappropriate” sites must not be allowed to “ruin it” for the rest of the industry, says Energy Minister Greg Barker. Speaking after an appearance at Solar Energy UK in Birmingham yesterday, he told ELN: “I am being very, very explicit. Large scale solar farms in the wrong place potentially could ruin […]