The Renewable Energy Association has issued a response to the government’s Renewable Energy Strategy and the Gallagher review into the impact of biofuels production.
Philip Wolfe, director-general of the association, said: “If we are to meet our 2020 renewables contribution under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, we need ambitious plans and a holistic approach that brings in all sectors of society – energy producers and consumers alike. On the Gallagher review, we note that the government has already decided to slow down its renewable transport targets. This has sent a very negative signal to investors.” The association’s recommendations include:
• introduction of a renewable energy tariff to support those who install renewable heat or power systems mainly for their own use
• extending and streamlining the Renewables Obligation
• stronger incentives for installing energy efficiency measures and renewables into existing buildings
• support for binding EU targets for sustainable transport fuels
• further strengthening of sustainability measures for biomass
• improved grid access for renewables.
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