Half of electricity from renewables by 2022

A major report from the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) points to more than half of the UK’s electricity generation needs being met by renewables by the end of 2022, and 100 per cent by 2032.

Furthermore, the majority of energy demand for the heat and transport sectors could be met from renewable and clean technologies by 2035 with all bio-waste could be either separated and recycled at source or collected separately by the end of 2023.

REA’s Strategy for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies creates a ‘green pathway’ with outlines for the measures that need to be taken to deliver net-zero and support the UK’s economic recovery including 200,000 new jobs created in the renewable energy and clean technology sector by 2035.

Launching the report REA’s CEO, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, said: “It is now abundantly clear that the argument of an ‘either/or’ choice between tackling climate change and providing an economic boost is over. Support for the renewable energy and clean technology sector will not only help the government reach its net-zero ambitions, but it could deliver hundreds of thousands of new jobs and return billions of pounds worth of investment too.”

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