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Renewable Energy: EC Action

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the (a) cost and (b) policy implications of meeting the likely UK share of the EU target of 20 per cent. of energy from renewables by 2020. (240309)

Our assessment of the cost and policy implications of meeting the UK share of the EU 2020 renewable energy target was set out in our consultation document, which was published in June 2008, and can be accessed at

www.berr.gov.uk/renewableconsultation.

We are updating this analysis as part of the development of the Renewable Energy Strategy, which we will publish in spring 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what modelling his Department has conducted on how the UK can meet its share of the EU target of 20 per cent. of energy from renewables by 2020; and if he will publish the results. (240314)

The analysis undertaken to support the Renewable Energy Strategy consultation document was published with the consultation document in June 2008, and can be found at:

www.berr.gov.uk/renewableconsultation.

We are updating this analysis as part of the development of the Renewable Energy Strategy, which we will publish in spring 2009.