Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 9 September 2016

Britain will miss its renewable energy targets without 'urgent' action, say MPs

From the Independent - they warn that it could undermine the UK's reputation for climate change leadership.

"On its current course Britain is set to miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, an influential committee of MPs has warned.

A report from the group said that without major policy improvements, missing the target to provide 15 per cent of its energy needs from renewable sources was certain.

It went on to call for “urgent” action to renew a push towards decarbonisation, as one expert who gave evidence to the inquiry said it should “ring alarm bells for the Government”.

The report comes amid pressure on the UK to ratify the Paris climate change deal, following the example of the US and China.

Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee Angus MacNeil MP said: “The experts we spoke to were clear – the UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets without major policy improvements."

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