Latest Development for Feed-In Tariffs (FITs)

25-Jan-2012

On 31st October 2011 the Government announced that solar FITs were to be drastically reduced with effect from 12th December 2011. On 21st December the High Court upheld an appeal over the Governmentís proposed reduction. The ruling stated that changing the tariff prior to the end of the official consultation period was unlawful.

On 4th January 2012 the Department of Energy and Climate Change submitted grounds for appeal with the Court of Appeal as it disagrees with the High Courtís judgement that the propose approach for implementing new tariffs for solar PV is inconsistent with the FIT schemeís statutory purpose of encouraging small-scale low-carbon electricity generation.

For further up to date information about FITs visit http://www.decc.gov.uk