UK 'set to miss renewable energy goals'

30 Nov 2010
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UK 'set to miss renewable energy goals'

The UK is set to miss out on its targets for the generation of renewable energy, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

In its report on funding for the development of renewable energy technologies, the PAC stated that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is not in control of the issue.

Margaret Hodge, Labour MP and PAC chair, stated that the DECC had admitted to the PAC that the targets would not be hit.

"The department is responsible for ensuring a series of targets ... but direct government funding for developing renewable energy technologies is delivered through a complex web of organisations that the department does not control," she said.

Ms Hodge added that this means the DECC does not know what has been achieved with regard to the generation of renewable energy or what has been spent so far.

A recent report by the WWE criticised the UK's energy policy, giving it a grade of E on a scale from A to G. 

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