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Speaking up in the House of Commons during an urgent question session called by Labour to hold government ministers to account over their latest statement on solar feed-in tariffs, Nia asked the Energy Minister Greg Barker,

“Given the shattered consumer and business confidence following the fiasco before Christmas, has the Minister conducted any analysis of how many people will take up Feed-In Tariffs on a 13.6p return?”

She went on to question whether people would find it financially viable to install solar panels when the government reduces the feed-in tariff to just 13.6p from this summer – such a low rate of return would make solar panels unaffordable for many people.