Judgement Day for DECC vs solar

The Court of Appeal will give its hotly anticipated judgement on the case of DECC versus the solar firms and Friends of the Earth on Wednesday morning. The court case […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The Court of Appeal will give its hotly anticipated judgement on the case of DECC versus the solar firms and Friends of the Earth on Wednesday morning.

The court case has been closely followed by many in the solar industry, as it could affect the level of solar subsidy available to solar power generators via the Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT).

The judges will rule on whether the Secretary of State has grounds to appeal in the Supreme Court against a recent High Court decision which found his cut to the FiT “unlawful”.

Two weeks ago the three Lord Justices initially reserved their judgement because the case was so complex they needed more time to consider it.

The Court of Appeal’s decision is due at 10am on Wednesday (25th January). The verdict could be delivered in a matter of minutes, although the proceedings could go on longer if either party in the case wish to say anything.