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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dem peer bid to block feed-in tariff cuts

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Featherstone have both laid motions in an attempt to block the government’s controversial feed-in tariff cuts.

The Labour leader laid an early day motion (EDM) yesterday with the support of shadow DECC ministers Lisa Nandy, Alan Whitehead, Clive Lewis, Barry Gardiner and chief whip Rosie Winterton.

The EDM has been tabled at the same time Baroness Featherstone laid a non-fatal motion within the House of Lords in an attempt to annul the statutory instrument.

But while the two motions place bumps in the road for the negative instrument before it is due to come into effect on 8 February 2016, it is still considered to be unlikely that they will be successful in preventing the new feed-in tariff regime from coming into effect.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.