‘Admit you got it wrong on solar’, says Green MP

The UK Government has lost its appeal against a court decision which blocked its attempts to reduce solar subsidies (1).

Responding to the decision, Caroline said:

“The High Court ruling is a victory for the solar industry and for renewable energy campaigners in holding the Government to account over its illegal attempt to make retrospective changes to the solar tariff.

“Having lost twice in the Court of Appeal and been roundly humiliated over the shambolic handling of solar policy, it is absolutely beggars belief that the Department for Energy and Climate Change is apparently planning to appeal to the Supreme Court.

“The very least that the Secretary of State can now do is to show some integrity, accept that his ministers got it wrong on solar, and pull the plug on this legal merry-go-round which is putting UK jobs and future investment at risk.”

Notes

1) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16721328

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