Individuals looking to switch energy supplier to a firm that can help them go green may be following closely the court battle over cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme for solar power.
Although the government's move to cut the amount paid under this initiative has already been ruled unlawful by the High Court and the Court of Appeal, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is set to take the case to the Supreme Court as it bids to overturn the ruling.
This action was criticised by HomeSun, one of the organisations that brought the original challenge against the plans, which it argued cut FIT payments too quickly and would harm the solar industry.
Chief executive officer of HomeSun Daniel Green said he is "hugely disappointed" the government is continuing to fight the case, which he described as a "lost cause".
"There is no need to appeal to the Supreme Court. DECC has already achieved its objective of a solar-slowdown," he continued, adding a further loss will leave the department facing a six-figure legal bill that will be paid by the taxpayer.
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