UK beats renewable interim target

The UK has beaten its renewable interim target, according to a new government report. This comes after concerns it was not on track to meet its 2020 green target. The […]

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The UK has beaten its renewable interim target, according to a new government report.

This comes after concerns it was not on track to meet its 2020 green target.

The UK has now achieved 6.3% of renewable energy, between 2013 and 1014, 0.9% more than its interim target which was set at 5.4%.

The report states renewables used for transport, heat and electricity generation accounted for 7% of the UK’s total primary energy requirements in 2014.

This compares to 5.6% in 2013 and 4.7% in 2012.

Trends in use of renewable energy

The report adds non-biodegradable waste accounted for an additional 0.5% of total primary energy.

The finale 2014 figures for all Member States will be published by the EU’s Eurostat in 2016.

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) set interim targets for Member States in order to meet Europe’s 2020 goal by 20%.