That was the verdict of Lib Dem environment spokesman Liam McArthur in an article in The Scotsman, as experts warn that specialist firms are struggling to cope with the new rates.
Where some wind farm business rates have doubled, hydro schemes have seen their business rates increase five-fold.
The green energy sector in Scotland is one of the worst affected industry sectors by the 2010 re-evaluation.
If you’d like to read a more in-depth report, including a reply from the Scottish Government, click here to visit The Scotsman.
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