DECC reveals renewable energy aims

10 Nov 2010
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DECC reveals renewable energy aims

The UK's renewable energy targets for the coming decade have been unveiled by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

In its new business plan for the next five years, it was revealed that 15 per cent of UK energy will be generated from renewable sources by 2020.

As well as driving the deployment of energy from sustainable and renewable sources, the DECC has promised to "work with the Department for Communities and Local Government to allow communities that host renewable energy projects to keep the additional business rates they generate".

It was also announced that a review into the success of renewable energy feed-in tariffs will be held from April 2012, with changes to be implemented by the same month in the following year.

According to a spokesperson from The Renewable Energy Centre.co.uk, the UK government could hit its targets by using renewable energy at Whitehall, as this would also set a good example to the country. 

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