What can the US learn from Britain’s Solar About-Face?
In the election of May of this year, England’s Conservative party (
whose members are known commonly in the media as “Tories”) won a
surprise victory and secured enough seats in parliament to form a
majority government. Despite the lack of support for renewables in the
conservative platform, solar advocates attempted to remain optimistic.
Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade quoted
shortly after the election as stating that, “I am confident support
for solar will remain, the question is whether they will treat it as a
sideshow to old centralized technologies or if they will recognise the
technology tide is now changing dramatically internationally and that
the UK urgently needs to retain and strengthen its position in the
booming global solar market.”