08 May '11, 11pm

Committee on Climate Change calls for renewable energy revolution

The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will today release a major new report arguing that the UK should be able to deliver at least 30 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 as part of efforts to deliver deep cuts in carbon emissions. FURTHER READING Updated: Renewable energy targets must be maintained, says industry UN to forecast renewables boom through to 2050 The wide-ranging report, which was commissioned last year by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, concludes that it would be "appropriate" for the UK to generate 30 per cent of its energy by 2030, and argues that the share could be as high as 45 per cent "depending on the extent to which renewable technology costs fall and possible constraints on deployment of low-carbon alternatives". The report implies a rapid acceleration in the rollout of the UK's renewable energy capacity...

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