The UK will require an “ambitious policy package” if it wants to reduce carbon emissions and embrace renewable energy.
That’s according to researchers from University College London.
It suggests government policies are a vital part of changing the way the country supports clean energy and sustainability efforts.
They believe policies “may be falling short”, hindering emission reductions and helping the clean energy sector.
The study suggests the UK Government is capable of taking decarbonisation efforts to a new level but only if stronger policies are in place as soon as possible.
The report states: “These policies would provide more aggressive support for the country’s renewable energy sector and help foster fundamental changes in the way the country produces electrical power in the coming years.”
It suggests in order to meet these goals the energy sector must decarbonise by 85% to 90% by 2030.
It adds the country must also focus on carbon capture and storage technologies, which will help reduce emissions.
It stated the most effective way to reduce emissions would be to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in most sectors by 70% by 2050.
Without introducing new policies, the government may not be able to reach its clean energy and sustainability goals in the coming years, the report claims.