UK projected to fall narrowly short of 2020 renewables target
A report by the European Commission has forecast that the UK will fall slightly short of its renewables target for 2020. The Renewable Energy Progress Report, published on Wednesday 1 February, said that renewables would account for 14.8% of final energy consumption in the UK by 2020––just short of the 15% target. This made the UK one of four member states projected not to meet their national renewables targets: the others being Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The report expected that the EU would meet its overarching 20% target––having reached 16.4% in 2015––though it warned of relatively slow progress in the transport sector.