The Renewable Energy Association, Greenpeace and Friend of the Earth have together launched a football-themed advertising campaign to highlight Britain's poor performance on implementing renewable energy policies.
REA's Head of Onsite Renewables, Andrew Cooper, said: "The UK certainly has a renewable energy goal to achieve in Europe but we are definitely not scoring. We need exactly this kind of measure to move from our frankly embarrassing bottom league position in the EU."
Microgeneration schemes allow households and small businesses to be paid if they feed any excess power they generate back into the national grid. Such schemes have been particularly successful in other European countries such as Germany, Denmark and Spain.
Parliament is expected to vote for secretary of state John Hutton to be given powers to introduce feed-in and production tariffs for small-scale renewable heat and power generation within the next year.
A commons early day motion on the bill showed that 270 MPs were in support of the move.
Cooper added: "This Feed-In Tariff campaign is exciting because its success would mean a major breakthrough for the UK renewable industry. It would mean a green energy revolution literally on the doorsteps of communities all over the UK and the starting point for an 'Energy Generating Democracy' where people are not simply consumers of energy but generators of their own heat and power."