Solar Century Holdings Ltd and others v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Electricity – Supply. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant companies appeal against the dismissal of their judicial review challenge against the premature closure, subject to certain grace periods, of a statutory scheme that supported the generation of electricity from renewable sources. The claimants failed on all of its submissions regarding breach of a legitimate expectation, violation of pre-legislative assurances and unfairness due to retrospectivity and that the decision had been ultra vires.

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