A new report suggests that the UK is likely to miss its 2020 targets for sustainable cheap energy.
According to the Cambridge Econometrics forecast, the UK is likely to fall short of its aims to increase the amount of cheap energy it obtains from renewable sources to 15 per cent and to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 34 per cent in ten years' time.
The report predicts that the proportion of energy used from renewable sources will only increase by six percentage points, while the 34 per cent emissions target will be missed by around two percentage points.
The study called for the government to do more to decarbonise the heat and transport sector if the UK is to have any hope of achieving its goals.
Paul Ekins, co-editor of the report, commented: "The previous government made a clear policy commitment, but the challenge for the new government is to specify firm policies covering the next ten years for these two sectors."
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