06.02.17 UK falls behind the on EU renewables targets

Posted on February 6, 2017
Archive : February 2017
Category : Environment

Whilst the EU as a whole is bang on track to meet its 2020 20% renewables target, we in the UK (and Ireland) have had the finger pointed at us for letting the side down somewhat. When it comes to developing renewables in our heat and transport sectors we just can't seem to get our act together. A new EU report tells us that the EU as a whole took a 16.4% share of energy consumption in 2015. Sadly the UK government itself admits to only being less than half way with our own heat targets and only about a quarter on transport. Could it be all of the policy changes they've introduced in the last few years that have derailed, what was previously regarded as impressive progress? Remember we've also signed up to the Paris Agreement's pledge to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix to 27% by 2030. So, come on UK government, what on earth are you waiting for? Get a move on.

Source: edie newsroom – to read Matt Mace's edie newsroom overview of the EU report please click here.

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