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Workmen bin a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Our supporters have done some sterling work on the Final Demand campaign and the feed-in tariff (FIT) issue in particular. You have helped keep the pressure up on MPs and the government.

Government loses solar appeal

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

Photo: Friends of the Earth

Solar appeal decision delayed

Workmen bin a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The uncertainty over the future of the UK's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme continues, after three court of appeal judges failed to decide if the government's proposed changes were unlawful.

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.

Solar power tarifs legal win

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

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The High Court has upheld a legal challenge from Friends of the Earth and two solar electricity firms, Solar Century and HomeSun, against the government's decision to slash feed-in tariff incentives for solar installations.

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