Train4TradeSkills News: High Court Judge Rules solar consultation legally flawed

Both the BBC and BusinessGreen have reported on the findings of a High Court ruling affecting solar tariffs.

Business Green reported:

The High Court has today upheld a legal challenge from Friends of the Earth and two solar firms against the government’s controversial decision to slash feed-in tariff incentives for solar installations, throwing the proposed changes to the subsidy scheme into chaos.

The Judge said the consultation was legally flawed and can be subjected to a judicial review.

The Court ruled the government had breached rules governing consultation exercises, when it announced that proposed cuts to feed-in tariff incentives would impact installations completed before the end of the consultation period.

Mr Justice Mitting said ministers were “proposing to make an unlawful decision” and as a result the court would be “amenable to a judicial review”.

He also noted that the consultation has already had a “significant impact” on the industry in the form of projects being scrapped.

The ruling paves the way for a judicial review that could force the government to relaunch the consultation, significantly delaying when the proposed incentives to cuts will come into effect.

Source and full story at Business Green

What are your views, should we really be helping sustainable energy as much as possible or leaving growth in that sector to develop within normal commercial parameters?

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Posted on December 22, 2011, in Green Deal, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Course, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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