Solar power jobs loss fears

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Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has accused ministers of trying to hide job losses in the solar industry.

She said Government estimates show the cuts to the Feed-in Tariff could cause tens of thousands of job losses – despite the fact ministers originally claimed the plans could create 10,000.

“When growth is flat-lining and unemployment is rising, solar is one industry that is actually growing and creating jobs,” she said.

“For months, Labour has been warning that the Government’s chaotic cuts to solar power would cause thousands of job losses – which ministers denied.”