The UK is legally committed to meeting 15 per cent of the UK’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2020.
The Government wants to increase the amount of energy the UK gets from low-carbon technologies such as renewables and nuclear and to reduce emissions through new abatement technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). This will help us to:
- Make sure the UK has a secure supply of energy
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow down climate change
- Stimulate investment in new jobs and businesses