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Pictures show: Campaign for solar energy delivered to 10 Downing Street...Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint delivers the petition.(Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change) along with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and others (see below.)...Campaigners to deliver Downing Street call for Cameron to secure the future of the UK solar industry. .The Cut Don’t Kill campaign – a coalition of UK solar power companies, NGOs and consumers – will deliver a letter to Downing Street on Tuesday 13th December calling on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to secure the UK solar industry’s future, which is under threat from cuts of over 50% to the Solar Feed-in Tariff. The Tariff cuts were implemented on 12th December at just six weeks’ notice, threatening at least 25,000 jobs in a flourishing British renewable industry.. .The letter, which is enclosed in full below and has over 200 signatories, will be delivered to Number 10 Downing Street by Howard Johns, lead spokesman for the Cut Don’t Kill campaign and Chairman of the Solar Trade Association; Jeremy Leggett, Chairman of Solarcentury; Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association; and Andrew Pendleton, Head of Campaigns for Friends of the Earth. As well as a group photocall at Downing Street at 1pm, Howard Johns will be available for broadcast interviews throughout the day.. .Howard Johns, of the Cut Don’t Kill campaign, said:. .“This cut to the Feed-in Tariff is devastating for our industry, leaving thousands of workers faced with redundancy at Christmas. We are calling on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to recognise that solar power is a great UK success story, and to destroy the sector now would be totally counterproductive. The Government should assess fully the great contribution solar makes to the UK economy and renewables agenda, and step in to secure the future of this crucial technology.”. .To arrange broadcast interviews, request further statements or confirm attendan