25 Jan '12, 10am

UK Government loses out in solar row. For the full story click #solar #fit

Commenting on the decision, HomeSun ceo, Daniel Green, said, “four Judges, including three in The Court of Appeal, have now called the Government’s actions illegal. That’s a [...] a decisive ruling that Government may not make retrospective changes to the FiT because [...] to do so would be to take away an existing entitlement without statutory authority". Further, Green said, “the Secretary of State has failed to have proper regard for the rights conferred by the FiT, which aims to encourage homeowners to generate their own energy. Like a Government bond, that rate is fixed depending on the date the installation becomes eligible and Government cannot change it as they choose". DECC has indicated it will now go directly to the Supreme Court to request permission to appeal. According to HomeSun, today's decision means that for all installations the FiT remains at 43.3p for ...

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