More renewables needed to 2030

A government advisory body recommends increases in renewables to 2030, but also a rise in nuclear

The UK should get at least 40% of its electricity from renewables in 2030, according to a report from the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change published in May.1

But nuclear, and gas plant fitted with carbon capture and storage, should still meet the majority of electricity demand, it says.

The government last year asked the CCC to  advise on whether it should raise the UK’s current target to get 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020, and on longer-term ambitions. The target was set under the EU renewable energy directive. 

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