23 Apr '12, 12pm

UK renewable sector could top £50bn by 2020

Meeting the UK's renewable energy targets would create a world-leading industry capable of supporting 400,000 jobs and saving the country £60bn in oil and gas imports, according to a new analysis released today. The report by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) predicts that meeting the UK's mandatory target of producing 15 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 would result in annual revenues across the sector rising from £12.5bn currently to £50bn by the end of the decade. FURTHER READING Poll: Nine out of 10 people want more renewables EU: Green economy the solution to Europe's job crisis Similarly, employment across the sector would rise from around 110,000 people currently to 400,000 jobs by 2020. However, a separate study released today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance on behalf of Greenpeace warns the Big Six energy companies will need to increase g...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2169603/uk-renewable...

Tweets

report

r-e-a.net 23 Apr '12, 10am

The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable ener...

U.S., UK in floating turbine pact

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Apr '12, 5pm

The deal will the first of a series of agreements the UK intends to sign with some of the 23 nations attending the Clean E...

Latest renewables news hot off the press - 23/0...

renewableenergymagazine.com 23 Apr '12, 9am

Latest renewables news hot off the press - 23/04/2012 Monday, 23 April 2012 REM • Japan May Announce Preferential Rates fo...

#UK #US in #Floating #Turbine Pact #WindFarm

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Apr '12, 6pm

The deal will the first of a series of agreements the UK intends to sign with some of the 23 nations attending the Clean E...

Poll: Nine out of 10 people want more renewable...

businessgreen.com 23 Apr '12, 12am

Almost nine in 10 people want to see the government ramp up the UK's use of clean domestic energy and reduce the country's...

ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

desmogblog.com 24 Apr '12, 10pm

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC ), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog , is the "Trojan Horse " behind man...

efforts

businessgreen.com 23 Apr '12, 12am

Giant floating wind turbines capable of slashing the cost of offshore wind energy and exploiting deepwater areas that boas...

#energy

all-energy.co.uk 30 Apr '12, 8am

All-Energy 2012 (Aberdeen, UK, 23-24 May) will be the largest-ever event in the exhibition and conference’s twelve show hi...

European Algae Biomass starts Wednesday in Lond...

renewableenergymagazine.com 23 Apr '12, 10am

The 2012 European Algae Biomass Conference will include opportunities to hear from leading industry executives and experts...

Iceland Attracts New Business with Clean Energy

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Apr '12, 4pm

Skarpherdinsson now hopes his angling skills will come in handy as he and Iceland cast about for something decidedly diffe...

Iceland Attracts New Business with Clean Energy

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Apr '12, 4pm

Skarpherdinsson now hopes his angling skills will come in handy as he and Iceland cast about for something decidedly diffe...

US hair spcialist Zotos achieves 100% renewable...

newenergyworldnetwork.com 23 Apr '12, 9am

US hair spcialist Zotos achieves 100% renewable generation 23 Apr 2012 US hair care company Zotos International has comple...

Survey: UK solar sector shrinks by a quarter in...

businessgreen.com 25 Apr '12, 11pm

The government has once again been urged to reconsider its plans to slash the feed-in tariff for solar electricity, after ...

Clean Energy Crowdfunding — Crowdfunding Wind & Solar Projects in the UK

Clean Energy Crowdfunding — Crowdfunding Wind &...

cleantechnica.com 23 Apr '12, 2pm

The platform is aimed at individuals who are unable to install their own onsite wind turbines or solar panels but want to ...