Court backs DECC’s decision on premature solar RO closure

The Court of Appeal has upheld DECC’s decision to close the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme early for large-scale solar projects. Lord Justice Floyd revealed the verdict this week at the Royal Courts of Justice, dismissing an appeal by developers including Solarcentury and Lark Energy. The RO provides financial incentives for renewable energy generation and has […]

Government dirty air court case thrown out

The court of appeal has ruled that the UK’s breaches on air quality are a matter for the European Commission. The court of appeal dismissed a case yesterday brought against the Government by environmental lawyers ClientEarth. Back in December DEFRA admitted that it was breaching European Union pollution limits. The judge in charge of the case, Mr […]

DECC plays waiting game on FiTs appeal

DECC is now waiting for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision on the solar Feed-in Tariff court case. The Court of Appeal had upheld a judgement which found DECC’s cut to the Feed-in Tariff “unlawful”. A DECC spokesperson said: “We respectfully disagree with the Court of Appeal’s decision on Feed-in Tariffs and we […]

DECC FiTs appeal disappoints renewable groups

Renewable groups are disappointed DECC is pressing on with its appeal against the court ruling which found its cut to solar subsidy “unlawful”. Today the Department is lodging its appeal with the Supreme Court to challenge both December’s Judicial Review on the solar Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) and the Court of Appeal’s ruling in January. Trade […]

DECC lodging solar court appeal today

DECC is lodging its appeal over the solar Feed-in Tariff case at the Supreme Court today. The Department is challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a previous ruling, which found DECC’s cuts to the solar subsidy in December were “unlawful”.

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 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 […]

Delayed court judgement leaves solar in ‘limbo’

The solar industry is in “limbo” after judges failed to decide whether DECC can appeal the case brought against it for cutting solar subsidies. On Friday, Lord Justices reserved their judgement on whether DECC would be able to appeal Justice Mitting’s recent ruling in the High Court that cuts to the FiT were “unlawful”. Campaigners […]

Friday 13th- DECC’s unlucky day?

The outcome to the controversial solar Feed-in Tariff review will be decided this Friday after the Court of Appeal confirmed they will hear the Government’s challenge to the High Court ruling, which judged their amendments to the policy as “unlawful.” Should the Government be granted permission to appeal it will do so on the same […]