UK: Government Confirms 2020 Renewable Fuels Target

The government has this week confirmed it will raise the target for renewable fuel use in the UK transport sector to 9.75 per cent, a move hailed by the industry as a vote of confidence in the carbon cutting benefits of biofuels. Under the new targets, fuels made from crops …

Growth in Green Jobs Slows as Industry Waits for Government Action

The growth in the number of green jobs being created across the country has slowed over the last year thanks to the “bonfire” of clean energy policies under the current government, according to new research published today by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). The REA found that 125,940 people were …

Energy UK Calls on Government to Deliver ‘Low Carbon Future’​

The energy industry has today stepped up calls for a major overhaul of the UK’s energy policy regime in order to ensure carbon targets are met “at least cost to consumers”. Trade body Energy UK has published a major new report, entitled Pathways to a Low Carbon Future, which underscores …

UK Ranked 24th Out Of 28 EU Member States for Renewable Energy

The UK has one of the lowest rates of renewable energy consumption in Europe, according to new figures. The European Union has a target of 20 per cent of energy use coming from carbon-free sources by 2020. However there is a vast difference between the best and worst performing states. …

EU Hails Clean Energy ‘Year of Delivery’

The European Union is on track to meet its renewable energy, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission targets for 2020 following a ‘year of delivery’ across the renewables sector, according to a wide-ranging new report from the European Commission. The Second State of the Energy Union report details how the …