Energy 2020: National Action Plan

Ian Arbon, Engineered Solutions. Energy 2020 is a vision for how the UK can meet its commitment to supply 15% of all energy (heat, transport and electricity) from renewable sources by 2020. That’s a big jump – currently less that 2% of energy is supplied from renewable sources, a figure that is not growing at any great pace. We are well behind the rest of Europe in implementation.

BERR’s UK Renewable Energy Strategy Consultation is called a “good strategy but difficult to implement”. The worst outcome would be for the strategy to remain “just words”, and the Energy 2020 Manifesto will go a long way to meeting it.

The Manifesto follows the energy hierarchy – conservation is most important, followed by efficiency and then generation. If followed, Ian believes the UK can exceed its European renewables target.
The Action Plan is available from today on the RSA website (pdf) for review and comment.

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