People looking to get cheap electricity by taking advantage of the government's Feed-in Tariff scheme may be pleased to hear the High Court has ruled proposed reductions to solar subsidies are illegal.
A challenge was brought by Friends of the Earth and green energy firms Solarcentury and HomeSun against the plans, which saw cuts implemented before a consultation period was completed.
Yesterday (December 19th), the High Court ruled the pace of the changes broke the law, a judgement that was welcomed by executive director at Friends of the Earth Andy Atkins.
He said: "Solar payments should fall in line with falling installation costs but the speed of the government's proposals threatened to devastate the entire industry."
Mr Atkins added he hopes the ruling will prevent the government from proceeding with the "botched and illegal plans" that could significantly damage the sector.
The ruling comes as the Environmental Audit Committee criticised the coalition for handling the matter "clumsily" and stated it could have a "fatal impact" on solar power in the UK.
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