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DECC raises feed-in tariff budget

Two workmen binning a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The government has raised the spending cap feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme by nearly £200m to prevent the scheme exceeding its budget. It has done this by re-allocating funds previously earmarked for the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme.

Government appeals against solar power ruling

Workmen binning a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The government today filed a request to the Court of Appeal against a High Court ruling on 21 December that its plans to rush through cuts to solar feed-in tariffs (FIT) were unlawful.

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