HomeSun Wins Legal Challenge To Government

Judicial Review finds coalition government’s feed-in tariff proposals unlawful
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Dec. 21, 2011 - PRLog -- Today, HomeSun the leading solar company along with Friends of the Earth and Solarcentury, won its case against the coalition Government’s Feed-in Tariff proposals at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. Following a Judicial Review, Mr Justice Mitting found it to be illegal to have an ‘effective date’ on the 12th December two weeks before the end of the FIT review consultation period on the 23rd December.

HomeSun CEO, Daniel Green, said: “There are so many winners who will benefit from this decision: the solar industry with its 35,000 jobs and 3,000 companies, which may now be saved and continue to contribute over £230 million in tax and PAYE to the Treasury; the British public who have embraced solar like no other energy efficiency technology and it is a win for honesty over illegality.

“The losers here are the big energy companies who don’t want to see homeowners producing their own energy but just want us to pay more and more to them; and also those who appear to be their allies, Chris Huhne and DECC. He has been caught with his hand on the steering wheel of this unlawful action, believing that he can push through legislation at any cost without due consultation  and he should not be allowed to pass the blame.

“HomeSun will continue to work on behalf of the British public to free people from unfair and relentless energy price rises.

“This ruling is important not only for the solar industry but for all future government consultations. To have an ‘effective date’ in the middle of a consultation must never happen again because it makes a mockery of the very essence of what a consultation is. By finding this policy illegal, the Judicial Review has stopped a dangerous precedent being set.”

HomeSun’s case was handled by Asserson Law Offices (ALO), a full-service international law firm working closely with major international clients on a range of complex litigious and non-litigious matters in all areas of corporate, commercial, public, property and planning law. ALO is listed in Chambers Global among the top 30 firms for dispute resolution in the UK.

HomeSun, the solar specialist, has been making it easy for thousands of homeowners to generate their own energy with Free Solar and SolarShare, with free maintenance for 25 years.    

HomeSun has a big vision that is almost breathtakingly simple: we want to revolutionize the way that people power their homes by making domestic renewable energy commonplace, easy and affordable, starting with Solar PV. At HomeSun, we would like to think that homes that are not self-sufficient in some way will be the odd ones out, not the other way round. In the not too distant future, most homes could be able to produce some of their own energy in some way - energy that is clean, that saves money, improves the homes' value and cuts carbon emissions.
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