Minister Hendry Talks Renewables at Oslo Energy Forum (Norway)

Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave a speech at Oslo Energy Forum two weeks ago.

He said: “The extent to which we can transfer green energy from nation to nation, and continent to continent, is one of the most important issues for us. This will be of great benefit to us both: allowing us to share renewable resources and meet our low-carbon targets, while enhancing security of energy supply and benefiting consumers in both countries.“

The UK has set targets to deliver 15% of their energy from renewables by 2020. In July, DECC published the UK’s Renewable Energy Roadmap, a plan of action to increase renewables deployment and drive down costs. The Roadmap sets out work to overcome the financial and non-financial barriers they face.

Historically, the UK has underperformed when it comes to renewables, despite their abundant resources.

“We could so much more, and our policies are designed to bring on renewable energy at scale; to harness the technology and bring it to market“, said Hendry.

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Offshore WIND staff, February 20, 2012

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