Solar firms take legal action over Ed Davey’s decision to end RO support


The Government is facing a legal challenge over its solar policy, after four UK solar firms launched a Judicial Review into the decision by Ed Davey to withdraw Government support for large-scale solar, reports Greenwise Business.

The four solar businesses – TGC Renewables, Solarcentury, Orta Solar Farms and Lark Energy – have launched the legal action, claiming Davey has acted unlawfully by “introducing retrospective laws based on figures that are out of date”.

The Energy Secretary announced last month that he would be halting support through the Renewable Obligation (RO) subsidy scheme for solar farms above five megawatts (MW) of capacity from next April – two years earlier than previously planned. Davey said the policy change was designed to save money for the consumer.

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