DECC slashes 2020 renewables ambition

DECC has cut the estimate of generation needed to meet the UK’s renewables target for the second time. Over 600 fewer offshore wind turbines could be needed by 2020

The UK needs to build significantly less renewables capacity than previously thought to meet its 2020 target, according to DECC.

The department’s latest renewable energy roadmap was published on 5 November.1 It says renewables will need to generate 216-225 terrawatt-hours of energy in 2020 if the UK is to meet its EU target of 15% of consumption.

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