Government lodges appeal

The Government yesterday lodged grounds of appeal with the Court of Appeal following the High Courts’s ruling just before Christmas decision to appeal a High Court ruling that declared the coalition’s plan to cut incentives for solar installations unlawful.

Speaking today, Greg Barker, the Minster of State for Climate Change,  said he hoped the legal battle over the government’s controversial proposals to effectively halve feed-in tariff incentives for installations completed before the end of the consultation period would be resolved as quickly as possible.

The Appeal Court reconvenes next week and while the court will decide when the case will be heard the Department of Energy and Climate Change is hopeful it can be scheduled for mid-January.

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