Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC, member countries of the European Union were obliged to draft, and submit to the European Commission, National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathways that will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets.
UK targets by 2020:
15% share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
12% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
31% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
10% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources. IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database © OECD/IEA and IRENA, [November 2020]

Impact indicators:
  • 1
    Name: GHG emissions reduction (%)
    Value: 75
    Base year: 1990
    Target year: 2050
    Comments: -