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#Buildbackbetter Post-Covid With Renewable Energy
A group of trade associations has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak, urging him to put renewable energy at the very heart of the UK’s green recovery plans post-Covid, making the case for this kind of energy generation to help address the recession caused by the outbreak, as well as the bigger issue of the climate crisis.
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), the REA, the Association for Decentralised Energy, The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, ECA and Scottish Renewables are all calling for the UK to build back green, in reference to Boris Johnson’s Build Back Better campaign.
The consortium wants to see renewables chosen as a safer and more lucrative investment option than fossil fuels, with job creation across all renewables and related low-carbon technologies prioritised, not just solar and wind. It also wants to see energy security for the country achieved through renewables.
Chief executive of the ADBA Charlotte Morton said: “" Investing in renewables and circular economy technologies now is an absolute necessity to ensure we transition out of fossil fuels into green energy sources to achieve the UK’s net zero targets, creating tens of thousands of green jobs in the process.
“Anaerobic digestion and biogas alone can create 30,000 direct jobs and cut the UK’s annual greenhouse gases emissions by six per cent by 2030 - especially in hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as transport, heat and agriculture.”
The latest Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends report shows that renewable energy’s share of the market from January to March reached a new 47 per cent high. This has been put down to increased capacity and higher wind speeds in February.
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