Essay on Energy Sources Of Renewable Energy

720 Words Jul 28th, 2015 3 Pages
Renewable energy sources were unpopular in past decades because of their comparative cost disadvantage. With the exception of large hydropower, combustible biomass, and larger geothermal projects, the average cost of renewable energy is generally not competitive with the wholesale electricity and fossil fuel prices (IEA, 2007). As a result, the European Union and UK government have devised a comprehensive approach to support the development of renewable energy through the EU National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and the UK renewable Energy Strategy.
For this report, we will explore the question “Can the UK government meet their target of delivering 15% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020?” Compared to many other European Member States, the UK is starting from a relatively low level of renewable energy generation and thus the challenge of meeting the 2020 targets is even greater.
The paper will examine Global Warming, consensus among scientific organisations, and governments is that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, a small minority of voices question the validity of such assertions. In any case, economists agree that acting to reduce fossil fuel emissions would be far less expensive than dealing with the consequences of not doing so.
Understanding that energy sources take many forms, including nuclear energy, fossil energy, such as oil, coal and natural gas. Renewable sources such as biomass, sunlight, wind, rain,…

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