03 Jan '12, 12pm

Solar feed-in tariff confusion continues as DECC prepares appeal via @businessgreen

The government is preparing to appeal a High Court decision that branded its plans to rush through cuts to solar tariff payments as "legally flawed", leaving the industry in the dark over the current level of incentives for new solar installations. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will tomorrow file an appeal against last month's ruling by Mr Justice Mitting , who said it would be illegal for the government's proposed cuts to have an "effective date" of 12 December, two weeks before the consultation officially ended on 23 December. Mitting said DECC had until 4 January to request an appeal, but warned any appeal would have limited chances of success. Climate Minister Greg Barker today confirmed on Twitter that his department would meet the appeal deadline, reiterating that the government remains committed to halving the level of incentives available for s...

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