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“To PV or not to PV”: An Analysis of the High Court’s Recent Treatment of Solar Energy

Citation
Muinzer T (2015) “To PV or not to PV”: An Analysis of the High Court’s Recent Treatment of Solar Energy, Environmental Law Review, 17 (2), pp. 128-135.

Abstract
First paragraph: This analysis examines two important judicial reviews concerning financial supports for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems:Solar Century Holdings Limited & Others v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change(hereafterSolar Century),1andBreyer Group Plc and Others v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change(hereafterBreyer Group).2The former case concerns large-scale PV systems, and the latter case concerns small-scale systems. The following analysis begins by addressing the background, arguments and reasoning underpinningSolar Century, then proceeds to treat these elements inBreyer Group. A Commentary section then juxtaposes and compares both of the decisions.

Keywords
solar energy; photovoltaics; renewables obligation; feed-in tariffs; judicial review

AuthorsMuinzer Thomas
Publication date2015
Publication date online01/06/2015
PublisherSAGE
ISSN 1461-4529
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Environmental law Review: Volume 17, Issue 2

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