Shift in UK Renewables Targets

UK targets for the percentage of fuel for transport to come from biofuels have been revised upwards, in accordance with the European Commission’s climate and energy package. Currently standing at 2%, a figure which has taken ten years to achieve, the UK Government has pledged to meet a commitment to increase this to 15% by 2020. Before the Commission’s announcement on Wednesday, this figure stood at 5%. The figure is the UK’s share of the ‘burden’ to reach 20% of transport fuel as biofuels by 2020 across the whole of the EU.