UK on track to meet renewable energy goals

17 Nov 2010
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UK on track to meet renewable energy goals

Targets for the generation of renewable energy in the UK will be met as the country has expanded the level of developments.

This is according to the National Grid, which has revealed that 31,950 MW of existing and proposed renewable generation will be in place by 2020, which will be enough to provide power for around 20 million British homes.

National Grid executive director Nick Winser described the news as a "great step forward", but pointed out that there is a lot of work to do to ensure renewable energy targets are met.

"We need the timely planning consents and the right market frameworks to make sure enough of these proposed projects get built," he said.

"There is no room for complacency and there is no time for delay."

The UK's Department for Energy and Climate Change recently announced that it is aiming for at least 15 per cent of the country's power needs to be met by renewable energy sources before 2020. 

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