28 May '14, 3pm

Onshore wind is vital to help UK reach 2020 renewable energy target - RenewableUK media release:

RenewableUK has said that if the UK is to meet its legally-binding target of generating 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020, more onshore wind may be needed to make up for a possible shortfall in other parts of the energy mix. The warning follows comments by the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, in The Times, in which he stated: “I’m happy that we have already got enough onshore wind to 2020 to meet that part of the portfolio”. RenewableUK points out that not all the onshore wind projects which have been approved will actually get built - about 10% will drop away for financial and other reasons between now and 2020. This means the UK could lose more than 450 megawatts of onshore wind capacity – enough to power nearly a quarter of a million British homes. So the pipeline of approvals will need to be extended to make up for this. As well a...

Full article: http://www.renewableuk.com/en/news/press-releases.cfm/201...

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