The UK is in danger of missing its 2020 target to get 15 per cent of energy from renewable sources, experts have warned.
According to research coordinated by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) on 11 EU member states, only three are on track to meet their targets: Austria, Italy and Sweden.
The “Keep on Track” report expresses “serious doubts” about whether Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Portugal will hit theirs, while Belgium, Poland, Spain and the UK are expected to fail.
“It’s plain sailing for the 21 Member States who have already achieved their 2012 targets in 2011,” said EREC president Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes.
“However, there are worrying signs on the horizon as current growth rates are insufficient to meet the 2020 targets. EU Member States should create and implement predictable and stable legislative frameworks for renewable energy sources.”
UK expected to miss 2020 renewables target