The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has claimed that the UK can reach 100% renewable electricity in the next 11 years, with clean technology uptake set to create 200,000 new jobs provided the Government can deliver enabling policies. The REA has published its ‘Strategy for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies’, which outlines how clean technology uptake can boost job growth and push the nation towards its net-zero emissions target set for 2050. By the end of 2022, the report claims that renewables will account for more than 50% of electricity generation, with 100% renewable electricity achievable by 2032. As for energy demand, the REA states that the majority will be accounted for by heat and transport sectors, both of which could be met from clean technologies by 2035 which would enable both sectors to reach net-zero by 2050.
Edie 24th Feb 2021 read more »