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25/01/2012  Statement: High Court ruling on solar Feed-in Tariff

Green MEP for London, Jean Lambert, has issued the following statement on today's Court of Appeal judgement over the UK Government's plans to slash the solar Feed-in Tariff:

"I am delighted that the Court of Appeal has supported the High Court in deeming the Government's ill-judged and draconian cuts to the solar Feed-in Tariff unlawful.  I hope that today's judgement represents a light at the end of the tunnel for the solar industry, and goes some way in providing stability to a thriving and innovative industry that just weeks ago was over shadowed by the prospect of mass job losses and an uncertain future.

"As we move forward from today's judgement, I urge the Government to drop any plans for further legal action and instead take positive action to put the industry on a more stable footing." 

Notes to Editor

1.  On the 8th November 2011, Jean tabled a Priority Question to the European Commission, calling for an investigation into whether the FiT cuts would weaken the UK's ability to meet legally binding EU targets on renewable energy: http://www.jeanlambertmep.org.uk/news_detail.php?id=735


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