UK to Pick Speed on Renewable Targets


A report published this week by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) noted that the UK must concentrate its efforts on achieving the fast-approaching renewable energy target deadlines agreed upon during COP28. Although the UK is doing well with its offshore wind and solar power generation, it needs to increase its onshore wind power generation.

UK is a global player to the phasing out of fossil fuel production, which is already declining in the country. Despite this, the committee called for a faster pace, especially as the UK maintains a legislation for oil and gas exploration licenses in the North Sea, in addition to the new coal mine project approved back in late 2022 and the dropping of some net zero policies last year. The committee also highlighted its agreement with some UK policies such as the zero-emissions vehicle mandate and a carbon border adjustment mechanism by 2027.