Energy Security Strategy: UK targets 95% low-carbon electricity mix by 2030

Energy Security Strategy: UK targets 95% low-carbon electricity mix by 2030
# 07 April 2022 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

The UK Government has tonight (6 April) issued an outline of its Energy Security Strategy, due in full on Thursday (7 April), including increased targets for offshore wind, hydrogen and nuclear power generation, APA-Economics reports.

Published after almost a month of delays, the Strategy is designed to help the UK respond to the energy price crisis, which is being worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Government is promising a “major acceleration of homegrown power generation” – both low-carbon and fossil-fuelled.

The Government expects the measures detailed in the Strategy to result in an electricity generation mix that is 95% low-carbon by 2030. It had already pledged to ensure a 100% low-carbon mix by 2035.

On renewable energy, the Government has confirmed that it has increased the UK’s 2030 target for installed offshore wind capacity from 40GW to 50GW. Around 5GW should be accounted for by floating turbines. Planning rules will be reformed to help reduce the approval times for large offshore wind projects from four years to one.

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