|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Heat, Hydropower, Ocean>Tidal, Ocean>Wave, Solar, Wind, Wind>Offshore, Wind>Onshore|
|Policy Sector:||Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Renewables Fuel Agency (RFA)|
The UK Renewable Energy Strategy 2009 is a white paper outlining how the UK will meet its legally-binding target to ensure 15% of energy comes from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Under the 2008 Climate Change Act, the UK must meet legally binding carbon "budgets", committing the UK to cuts its emissions by 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
The Strategy comprises three primary 2020 targets:
The key measures to achieve the targets are:
The Strategy also creates an Office for Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED) within the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to take forward the commitments outlined in the Strategy.
In addition, the Strategy sets out areas for action in four areas.
The Strategy also commits to using part of GBP 405 million of funding for key emerging technologies for renewable energy technologies, such as wave and tidal generation, offshore wind, and advanced biofuels. The government estimates that the Strategy will provide cumulative savings of 755 MtCO2 between now and 2030, 535 MtCO2 of which will help the UK meet EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) caps, and 220 MtCO2 will provide additional CO2 reductions. Within the additional savings, 73 MtCO2 will be saved over the third carbon budget period (2018 - 2022) and deliver about a sixth of the abatement needed to meet this third budget.
Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:18:53 CET