28 May '13, 11am

Green groups react to UK opposition to new renewables target

Green groups react to UK opposition to new renewables target

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, will oppose new EU goals on increasing the share of renewable energy in Europe but will instead push for tougher climate change goals focused on curbing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. EU targets aimed at generating 20 percent of energy demand from renewable sources have so far been credited with encouraging huge growth in the sector creating tens of thousands of jobs directly with more jobs in the supply chain and throughout the wider economy. However, Chancellor George Osborn has opposed new renewable energy targets preferring instead a “dash for gas” with plans for new gas-fired power stations to be built over the next decade. Green groups have said in opposition to this idea that such a plan would jeopardise attempts to tackle climate change and argue that renewable energy generation should be scaled up dramatically....

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/green-grou...

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