Renewable energy targets 'should be more ambitious'

02 Dec 2010
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Renewable energy targets 'should be more ambitious'

Renewable energy targets in the UK need to be made more ambitious.

This is the view of Alex Randall, spokesman for the Centre for Alternative Technology, who stated that research by the organisation has found that the UK could be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2030.

"As well as sticking to renewable energy targets, the government also needs to look more seriously at reducing energy demand," he said.

Mr Randall explained that reducing the amount of power people use needs to be a major part of the UK's energy policy.

He added that it is "disappointing" the government is not so far meeting its renewable energy goals, with a report from the Public Accounts Committee recently stating that the ten per cent aim by the end of the year will not be achieved.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has also found that renewable energy targets for 2020 will be missed unless a "quantum leap" in offshore wind capacity investment occurs. 

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