Feed-in Tariff cut heads to appeal

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to appeal against a High Court ruling last month that its approach to reducing Feed-in Tariff rates for small-scale solar power installations was legally flawed.

The court ruled that the Government's rapid and severe reduction of tariffs - put into effect on 11 December, 12 days before the end of its own consultation period - was premature and illegal. The announcement led to a surge of applications before the cut-off date.

According to a DECC representative: "Without an urgent reduction in the current tariffs, which give a very generous return, the budget for the scheme would be severely depleted and there would be very little available for future solar photovoltaic generators."


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