04 Jan '12, 5pm

DECC lodges appeal against High Court solar feed-in tariff ruling

The government has this afternoon filed a request to appeal against a High Court ruling that branded its plans to rush through cuts to solar feed-in tariffs as unlawful, despite concerns the continuation of legal proceedings will prolong investor uncertainty. A spokeswoman from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) told BusinessGreen that its legal team had met a 4pm deadline to request an appeal against last month's ruling to the Court of Appeal. FURTHER READING Solar feed-in tariff confusion continues as DECC prepares appeal Are you part of Greg Barker’s “Environmental Taliban”? She added that DECC hoped permission to appeal would be granted as soon as possible to provide clarity for consumers and industry on the future of feed-in tariffs and the recently closed consultation. Writing on Twitter, climate minister Greg Barker said the timing of the appeal was ...

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