UK energy secretary says country at risk of EU fines for not reaching 2020 renewables goals

In the UK, the Energy Secretary says the country isn’t likely to meet the European Union’s renewable energy targets for 2020 because the policies are not in place, especially for transport. In a leaked letter to other cabinet members, she said “The absence of a credible plan to meet the target carries the risk of successful judicial review, and failing to meet the overall target in 2020 could lead to on-going fines imposed by the EU Court of Justice (which could take into account avoided costs) until the UK reaches the target level.” She specifically points to the need to implement the 10% target for transport.

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