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UK 'has already approved enough green energy to hit targets’
According to the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), Britain has already approved enough renewable energy projects to hit its EU targets, rendering all 1,000 projects still in the planning system surplus to requirements. Figures show that 35 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity, mainly wind and solar farms and wood-burning biomass plants, is already built, under construction or has planning consent. This will be more than enough to hit the legally-binding target of sourcing 15pc of energy from renewable sources by 2020.