Britain urged to hit 65% renewables by 2030
New research by the NIC says an increased target can be delivered at the same cost as 50% goal
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has advised increasing the UK’s renewable electricity target from 50% to 65% by 2030.
New research carried out for the NIC shows how sharp falls in the cost of renewable generation mean that Britain should aim for renewables to meet two thirds of electricity needs by 2030, which can be delivered at the same overall cost as meeting only half of total demand by that date.
The findings have led the commission’s decision to update its recommended target for deployment of renewables as part of a low-cost low carbon electricity system, from 50% to 65% by the end of the decade.