The Renewable Energy Centre has criticised the UK's poor performance on hitting renewable cheap energy targets.
A spokesperson for the organisation called the UK's record on green energy "embarrassing" and pointed out that despite the legally binding commitment made by Tony Blair's government, the UK has remained at the bottom of the league table for its commitment to European green energy targets.
In order to turn the situation around and make good on its sustainable cheap energy promises, the government needs to remove the red tape surrounding much of the renewables industry, the Renewable Energy Centre stressed.
Renewable targets can also be realised if the government encourages further investment in renewable technology.
"Both public and private sector funding is critical in order to get the industry firmly on its feet and producing energy in meaningful volumes," the spokesperson commented.
A recent study from the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century found that more than 100 countries now have an established renewable energy policy - up from 55 countries in 2005.
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