Osbourne wants to slash the solar industry. He has unveiled plans to cut the subsidies to those who are thinking of installing solar tiles on their roof. It's no secret that I have already got those tiles they are very visible from the road outside, so I am a person who has already enjoyed the subsidy!
But it's not to do with who gets the tiles. It's to do with dismantling the industry that has grown in order to carry this initiative forward.
It is I believe vital that renewable sources of energy are used more and more and wind and sun provide huge boosts to the energy industry. Green energy must be better than for instance fracking which this government seems keen to foster. Why? Whose making money from it?
I am green, no argument there in several of its shades.....but if we are to keep this wonderful planet safe for our children's children we have to start now...we can't afford to rely on fossil fuel .....energy that renews itself like solar , wind and tide are going to save this planet if it's not already too late.
On a practical note the return I get for the electricity generated by the tiles on the roof more than pays for the power that I use... It even goes a long way towards the oil for the heating system...even when it's working properly.
Don't let the chancellor go brown....or even a rather murky khaki.