INSIGHT & ANALYSIS
UK Ramps Up Renewable Energy Projects Despite Economic Issues
The U.K. is continuing its significant commitment to renewable energy despite a low level of economic growth, high unemployment among its youth, and austerity budgets imposed by the current government. Contracts for eight new renewable electricity projects have been awarded: five for offshore wind, two for coal-to-biomass conversions, and one for dedicated biomass facility. These projects support the country’s growth in the renewable electricity sector, with renewables’ share of total generation more than doubling since 2010. Generation reached a record 17.6 percent in Q4 of 2013. The U.K.’s target is still set at an ambitious 30 percent renewable electricity generation by 2020. It’s a forward-looking energy policy example that other developed countries should follow.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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