FACT CHECK 6:  Are we missing our targets on renewable energy?

View Full Fact report:  Are we missing our targets on renewable energy?

Liz McInnes, Labour MP and Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Andrea Leadsom*, had differing views on the UK’s progress in generating 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

The good news is, we’re on track and have met our interim target of 5.4%.  The bad news is, the European Commission has suggested we might not meet the 2020 targets.

The “energy” referred to comprises of electricity, heat and transport.  Electricity generation has made up the bulk of this so far, so when Government slash renewable electricity as they have done, we should be expecting to see some positive priority being placed upon heat and transport… any day now… but I’m sure no-one is holding their breath for it!

* Don’t worry everyone, she’s not a climate change denier anymore.


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