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31 October 2011

Back the Eco-Schools 'Save our Solar' Campaign
As you may be aware, the Eco-School Solar Programme: Free Power for Schools offers all schools in England a chance to have solar panels on their roofs and has been heralded as the best offer in the market. But, the Eco-Schools Solar Programme is at risk, as a direct result of the government announcement that the feed-in-tariff is likely to reduce by over 50% from 12th December 2011.

The financial support that allows Eco-Schools to offer free panels is only viable at the current rate of tariff, and between now and 12th December they simply will not have the necessary time to install solar panels on all of the Eco-Schools taking part in our Solar programme.

As this means that many Eco-Schools are going to miss out on this opportunity, Eco-Schools are calling on all schools the teachers, pupils and parents to lobby the government and get this decision changed.

Eco-Schools are asking the government to:
a) defer the introduction of the reduction in feed-in-tariff for all schools until 1st April 2012
b) from 1st April 2012 to introduce a more reasonable Feed-in Tariff for solar installations on Schools and Public Buildings.

You can support Eco-Schools by following the instructions on their website for the e-petition and if they can raise 100,000 supporters to the petition a debate can be forced in the House of Commons.

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