Letter from Amber Rudd revealing UK is forecast to fall 3.5 percentage points short of target exposes ‘dark side of government energy policy’, says Greenpeace

The energy secretary, Amber Rudd, has been accused of misleading the public after a leaked letter revealed that the UK is predicted to fall short of its European Union obligations to get 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

The letter from Rudd, which was obtained by the Ecologist magazine, discloses that the department’s internal forecasts say the UK will only manage to get about 11.5% of energy from renewables by that point, but adds that “publicly we are clear that the UK continues to make progress to meet the target”.

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Source: Guardian Environment