Post-Brexit UK Emissions Reduction Goals On Track

June 13, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: The Environmental Magazine) As the European Union (EU) works to strengthen its renewable-energy targets by 2030, how will the UK’s own plans toward clean energy look in light of Brexit? The European Parliament has stated that by 2030, 27 percent of all energy demand should come from clean sources — e.g., sourced from wind or solar. This is an ambitious target as part of the bloc commitment to cut its carbon dioxide emissions — it remains the world’s third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, following China and the U.S. The legally binding target has been more or less welcomed by Brussels. However, it has also come under criticism for the fact it does not explicitly say by how much greenhouse gases would be cut.  Read full article

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