The UK is seeking to lead in the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies, yet has cut back on many incentives to promote the uptake of these technologies. Despite this, the advantages to consumers are many and reduced incentives should not prevent people from taking control of their own energy futures.
The UK Government’s goal for renewable energy production is to produce 20% of electricity in the UK by the year 2020. Recent years have seen a transformation in the renewables market with improved products at lower prices.
Renewable energy is now mainstream, and for good reason since the key to true energy security lies in clean, locally-produced renewable energy produced at home here in the UK. The added benefits of this include more jobs and growth created here in the UK, protecting the climate, and reduced reliance on energy imports.