23 Mar '12, 5pm

Supreme Court bins Govt. appeal in Friends of the Earth win: Government loses its final…

Supreme Court bins Govt. appeal in Friends of the Earth win: Government loses its final…

Supreme Court bins Govt. appeal in Friends of the Earth win23 March 2012 Friends of the Earth said months ago - and the courts agreed - that the Government had illegally lowered its incentives to go solar. But the Government just wouldn't stop spending time and money on its fight. The Supreme Court said today that the lower courts got it right. The Government acted unlawfully. No other appeals are possible in the case which was brought by Friends of the Earth. Paralysed by court case The long fight kept the solar industry, homeowners and forward-thinking companies on edge . They were wondering if the panels they'd installed before 3 March would receive the incentives that were promised. This is the third court that's ruled that botched Government solar plans are illegal - a landmark decision which will prevent Ministers causing industry chaos with similar subsidy cuts in t...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/supreme_ct_reject_35316.html

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