Energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey has said the UK will meet targets for renewable energy generation that should help people go green and get cheap electricity.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he highlighted the coalition's commitment to improving the country's green credentials, noting: "This government is doing more on energy efficiency than any government in history."
He added the UK is well on target to meet a goal of sourcing 30 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2020, with nearly £5 billion being invested in the sector last year.
"If you look at the progress we are making and look at our plans, I think we will hit that target," the minister said.
He stated a new £35 million fund to encourage innovation in low-carbon technologies among entrepreneurs will also help speed up progress towards a low-carbon economy.
This week, Mr Davey is co-chairing a meeting of energy ministers from 23 countries in London, alongside US energy secretary Steven Chu, to discuss how the world can transition to clean energy technologies.
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