There’s no need to worry just yet, but the way things are going Devon is going to miss its renewable energy target for 2010 (just three short years away).
But how can this be so? These targets were agreed by councils two years ago and have been built into the county plans (so, err, what happens when they miss them?)
Those stars at RegenSW have done the math and claim that: ‘Devon is a good example of a county which could still meet its 2010 target. It currently has some 50 MW of renewable electricity capacity either installed or approved, and has some 84 MW of capacity in the planning system. If approved this would take Devon to within 16 MW of its 2010 target.’
And if we’re in the mood for not being too depressed by the failings of the environmental system, take heart that two councils (Plymouth and Teignbridge) are in the top ten renewable energy providers for the whole south west. Huzzah. So there’s no need to worry then.
Posted by Cptn
April 17th, 2007