Renewables Advice Services
Renewable technologies are an inseparable part of UK Government’s commitment to reaching its energy reduction targets. The target set out in the government Renewable Energy Strategy is to reach 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. In part, these targets will be reached using large scale renewables ‘farms’, such as the offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The UK could have 20,000MW of offshore wind generation capacity by 2020, equivalent to 17 per cent of UK supply. However, Government is also supporting the use of micro-generation (small scale energy generation on site) in new builds and major refurbishments. Not only will this help to lower carbon emissions, it will also allow organisations greater control over their energy use. At a time when the future of fossil fuels is uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for taking advantage of the predictability that on site renewables provide.