Booming UK renewables industry still at risk of missing net zero targets

James Murray
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Booming UK renewables industry still at risk of missing net zero targets

Annual state of the industry report from REA reveals a sector that is continuing to expand, but remains hampered by 'policy gaps'

The UK's renewable energy industry grew 8.7 per cent in 2019/20 to £22.4bn, with the sector employing nearly 140,000 people as the wind, solar, bioenergy, and electric vehicle markets all reported impressive...

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