19 Apr '11, 10am

Solar firms file for judicial review against feed-in tariff cuts via @businessgreen

A group of 11 solar firms filed a claim in the High Court late yesterday, seeking a judicial review against energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne and his decision to launch a fast-track review of the feed-in tariff incentives available for larger solar installations. The legal action has been widely anticipated ever since the government shocked the industry by launching the surprise review on 7 February. It accuses the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of reneging on previous commitments to not cut feed-in tariffs until 2012, and failing to adhere to its previously stated processes for reviewing the incentives. FURTHER READING Feed-in tariff fight intensifies as developers predict halt to solar projects Feed-in tariff cuts result in scrapping of government's own solar project Speaking on behalf of the group filing the claim, Mark Shorrock, chief exec...

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