UK risks missing clean energy targets, despite recent renewables growth

“A bumper year for renewable generation capacity in 2017 has put the U.K. on course to meet its target for renewable-produced electricity. But the country still risks missing overall renewable energy targets because of sluggish progress on heat and transportation, a research firm has warned.

Last year saw renewable energy’s share of electricity generation in the U.K. jump up by 4.8 percent, from 24.5 percent to 29.3 percent. This was the second-highest annual increase on record, after a 5.5 percent increase in 2015 that took the renewables share to 24.6 percent.

The 2017 boost puts the U.K. within spitting distance of its 30 percent target for renewable-based electricity generation by 2020.”

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