The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee has announced an inquiry into the 2020 renewable heat and transport targets. While progress towards the share of renewable electricity is on track, concerns have been raised regarding progress in renewable heat and transport. The Committee on Climate Change has warned that the Government’s ambitions may no longer be achievable and moreover, some research has suggested that renewable transport fuels may cause more carbon emissions than they save. The Committee hopes to explore the main challenges with, and potential solutions to, meeting the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport. They believe that progress in the heat and transport sectors will be crucial to meeting the UK’s own long-term decarbonisation targets as set out in the Climate Change Act.
Scottish Energy News 11th March 2016 read more »