With the UK under pressure to plug a looming energy gap and at the same time meet targets for clean renewable energy, power may be shifting to a new generation of consumers.
Records are made to be broken – and last year saw the share of UK electricity generation from renewables hit a new high of 19.2 per cent, with wind and solar leading the way.
Despite this the UK is set to miss its target share in the binding European Union goal of sourcing 20 per cent of all energy from renewables by 2020. By 2030, the target climbs to 27 per cent, with an accompanying cut in greenhouse gas emissions, against 1990 levels, also agreed at 40 per cent.
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