13 Jul '11, 9am

Solar industry "perplexed" by exclusion from renewables roadmap

The UK's solar industry has been left "frustrated" and "perplexed" by the government's decision to exclude photovoltaic (PV) technologies from a list of eight renewable energy sources it expects will play a key role in the UK's energy mix through to 2020 and beyond. The UK Renewable Energy Roadmap , published yesterday alongside the long-awaited Electricity Market Reform white paper, details how the government plans to meet its goal of generating 15 per cent of the UK's energy from renewable sources by 2020. FURTHER READING Offshore wind the big winner in government's renewables roadmap G24i and Ecotricity team up to power 'green from green' revolution Central to the new document is a list of eight key renewable technologies "that have either the greatest potential to help the UK meet the 2020 target in a cost-effective and sustainable way, or offer great potential for the...

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