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Government loses solar appeal

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Published on the Friends of the Earth Website 25th January 2012

Today the Court of Appeal rejected Government attempts to overturn last month’s High Court ruling that its botched solar plans were illegal.

Winning this case is a big moment for everyone who has supported our campaign to put solar back on trackafter the Government hastily cut support last year.

The Government has been told twice now that rushing through cuts to feed-in tariff payments is unlawful.

But it’s considering going to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal refused it permission to appeal.

This would extend the uncertainty for the industry.

It’s vital that the Government acts to bring certainty to the UK’s clean energy industry.

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