To: Jesse Norman PC MP. Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Airfare tax should subsidise Solar Panels.

Airfare tax should subsidise Solar Panels.

Use carbon taxes on airfares to subsidise VAT on solar panels.
Use airfare taxes to help restore payments to electricity micro producers who supply the electricity grid.
Use airfare carbon taxes specifically to promote and develop renewable energy.

Why is this important?

From 20th October 2019 VAT on solar panels will increase from 5% to 20%.
Despite declaring a climate emergency, the government has cancelled payments for electricity uploaded to the grid by micro producers.These changes make solar panels uneconomical to install.
The VAT on fossil fuels including coal & gas will remain at 5%.
At present airfare carbon taxes are not used specifically to promote and develop renewable energy.

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