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
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Posted on December 22, 2011, in Green Deal, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Course, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged BBC, BusinessGreen, Feed-in tariff, solar energy, Solar panel, t4ts, t4ts reviews, trade, train 4 trade skills, train4trade skills, train4tradeskills, training. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.