The UK government launched its renewable obligations (RO) consultation in Octobe ...

The UK government launched its renewable obligations (RO) consultation in October, setting out a potential framework for supporting renewable electricity in the UK until 2017. According to Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: ‘By 2017, as a result of these proposals, we expect to see between 70 TWh and 75 TWh of renewable electricity in the UK. This is 70% of the way towards the 108 TWh of electricity needed to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy target. For details, visit http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/cons_ro_review/cons_ro_review.aspx The consultation runs until 12 January 2012.

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