Projections by Carbon Brief suggest that near to half of the UK’s electricity will be renewably sourced by 2025.
The most recent analysis is much more promising than earlier projections in 2016. The falling cost of renewable technologies is the primary reason for an increase in expected renewable contributions.
You can read more about the future costs of renewables on the Carbon Brief website.
Honestly that’s pretty disappointing.
Honestly that's pretty disappointing.
Second. We should gave replaced coal with renewables straight away rather than gas. We need to be 75% renewable by 2025 really.
To quote from the Carbon Brief website referenced by Eleanor:
"Nevertheless, the projections show the UK missing its legally binding carbon budgets for 2023- 2032 by even wider margins than expected last year. The fifth carbon budget for 2028-2032 is now set to be missed by as much as 20%, according to the new energy and emissions projections from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
These latest projections highlight the large gap between the UK’s current climate goals and the policies that would be required to deliver them. They arrive just weeks before the publication of formal advice that is likely to recommend even greater ambition, targeting net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Agreement."
The progress made on wind turbines ( size. Location ) suggest it would be easy to be 100% renewable.