UK government ‘will miss emissions targets’

The British government is set to miss its targets on increasing renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions by a wide margin, a UK think-tank warned on Thursday.

Cambridge Econometrics said that carbon emissions will be just 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, missing the 26-32% interim target proposed in the UK's Draft Climate Change Bill.

The government's longer-term goal of a legally binding 60% cut by 2050 is also at risk, the authors of the UK Energy And The Environment report said.

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