Renewables ‘could provide 90% of UK power’

Renewable energy could provide nearly 90% of power in the UK by 2030. That’s according to a new report from Greenpeace, which also claims 25% of heating demand could be […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Renewable energy could provide nearly 90% of power in the UK by 2030.

That’s according to a new report from Greenpeace, which also claims 25% of heating demand could be met by green sources.

It expects wind generation to have a total installed capacity of 77GW and solar to account for 28GW of capacity during the same period.

Around 21.5GW of combined heat and power (CHP) could be installed by 2030, the report adds.

It also foresees nuclear to run at 90% of capacity.

However they can be achieved “only if we can cut demand for space heating by 57% in the next 15 years”, which it adds is a major challenge.

The report also looked into electric vehicles (EVs) and estimates around 12.7 million of electric vehicles to hit the road by 2030.

The UK Government will scrap subsidies for onshore wind projects from April 2016.

It has also announced changes to feed-in tariff scheme.