Management at St Joseph’s College, in Beulah Hill, decided against expanding its green energy scheme after it was announced that the solar “feed in tariff” would be cut by up to 87 per cent.
Feed in tariffs provide incentives to set up renewable projects by guaranteeing above market prices for the energy they produce.
In other word, by propping up uneconomical feelgood ecomentalist schemes.
Sean Miller, headteacher St Joseph’s College, said: “The college is very keen to install more panels on the rest of our usable roof space.
Plans are in their final stages of development with start-up funding already agreed with the Government body.
“This has now been abandoned, as the feed in tariff has been removed, it will now not be financially viable. This has caused great disappointment to the college community.”
Why don’t they have a fundraising drive? Dig into their own pockets, rather than mine?
Or are they only ‘passionate about the environment’ when it doesn’t cost them anything?