Great Britain Wants to Reverse Renewable Energy Goals After Brexit

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
April 28, 2017

Great Britain has set a goal of 15% renewable energy by 2020 but at present, it has about half that. This means that it will need to go very far and very fast to meet their target, and if it fails to do so, the country will face fines from the European Union that will cost millions of pounds.

To avoid this, the British government is considering abandoning its renewable energy goal entirely, while maintaining links to European markets and preserving its ability to participate in cross-border electrical energy trading with neighbouring countries.

“Not so fast,” said the European Union because the cultural and economic ties between Great Britain and the European Union are deep. The EU also said that negotiations to unwind them may take up to 10 years to complete. The EU wants to make sure that Britain will not cherry-pick the provisions that favour it and ignore the rest.

Backing away from its renewable energy goals would put the Britain at odds with the EU nations that maintain their renewable targets as part of the membership in the region’s energy market.

Click here to read the full story on Clean Technica

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS

Trending Posts

EMF, EMR, and Residential Rooftop Solar Systems
Solar

EMF, EMR, and Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The story of the solar power sector’s growth is incredible – but not always accurate. We live in an era where there’s a lot of ‘fake news’ swirling around, and it can make public discourse very tense. Stating this fact – and that it’s obvious – doesn’t seek to enhance the distance between differing viewpoints. In fact, it’s seeking to do the opposite.