CBI reacts to outcome of solar feed-in tariff appeal

Published on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:09
Posted by Scott Buckler

The CBI responded to the decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold an earlier ruling that the Government's change in policy on Feed-In Tariff (FIT) payments was ‘legally flawed’

John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:

“The judgement should be used to draw a line under this saga, which saw the Government scoring a spectacular own goal and confidence in the renewables sector undermined.

“We must bring certainty back to this high growth sector. Looking to the future, the Government should guarantee the rate applicants will receive earlier in the process, for all the technologies covered by the feed-in-tariff, to give buyers the confidence to proceed.”


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