Letter: The level of renewable energy ambition to 2020

From: Lord Turner
To: Rt Hon Chris Huhne

Thank you for your letter of 29th July in which you requested that we write to you in September on the level of renewable energy ambition to 2020, as part of our broader renewable energy review.

This response does two main things:

  • It summarises our analysis to date of renewable energy ambition in the period to 2020.
  • It sets out our proposed approach to the renewable energy review.

It also highlights the need for the energy national policy statements to set the direction of travel for power sector development, phasing out investment in unabated gas generation in favour of investment in renewable and other forms of low-carbon generation, in order to support delivery of the renewable energy target.