Recent report findings have suggested that the UK won’t meet its 2020 renewable energy targets. The report, carried out by the National Grid, identified that the UK could miss the targets by nine years and even in the greenest scenario wouldn’t reach the target until 2022.
The renewable energy targets, set under the EU’s renewable energy plan, included three sub-targets:
At present, the UK is three-quarters of the way to meeting the first target and is expected to exceed this target by 2020. However, with regards to the other two targets, the UK is really struggling. At the moment, we’re not even generating 6% of our heating energy from clean sources. Furthermore, the proportion of renewable energy used in transport fell in 2015.
About the UK’s failure to meet these targets, Angus MacNeil, the Scottish National party MP who chairs the Energy and Climate Change Committee, says:
“Failing to meet these would damage the UK’s reputation for climate change leadership. The government must take urgent action on heat and transport to renew its efforts on decarbonisation.”
As a result of the UK’s position, there have been a number of recommendations to help increase our use of renewables.
The recommendations include:
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