19 Nov '11, 10pm

Friends of the Earth: We're taking the Government to court over solar cuts

Friends of the Earth: We're taking the Government to court over solar cuts

We're taking the Government to court over solar cuts14 November 2011 Friends of the Earth is taking legal action over the Government's plans to slash financial incentives to households and communities who install solar electricity systems. The environmental charity believes the proposals are unlawful - and they threaten jobs and existing projects too. The court challenge was triggered when the Government failed last week to respond to a legal letter sent by the environmental campaigning charity. An own goal Last month the Government said it plans to impose lower feed-in tariff payments - cash given for generating green electricity through solar panels - on any installations completed after 12 December this year. Friends of the Earth says this cut-off point, two weeks before the consultation ends, is unlawful and will lead to unfinished or planned projects being abandoned -...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/legal_action_solar_cuts_33340.h...

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