26 Jun '13, 2pm

UK Must Do More on Renewables to Hit Carbon Targets, Warns Report

There is a “significant risk” that the UK’s progress on renewable energy generation will not be sustained, according to report out today. Independent body The Committee on Climate Change has warned that “it is essential to provide more confidence to investors that the government is committed to sector decarbonisation”. The warning comes in the CCC’s annual report to ministers, which states that while progress has been made on hitting emissions targets, more needs to be done to stay on track. As well as boosting investor confidence in renewable energy, the CCC says the government must also focus more on carbon capture and storage nuclear new build and put in place “arrangements to support ongoing investment programmes” for both technologies. CCC chief executive David Kennedy said “there remains a very significant challenge” for the government to hit its own carbon targets —...

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