REA chief says UK will miss 2020 green energy target


Energy policy is in “a real mess” and the UK is set to miss its 2020 renewable energy target, the outgoing chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Gaynor Hartnell has warned.

As she last week prepared to quit the REA top job after 18 years in renewables lobbying, Gaynor Hartnell told Utility Week the UK was lagging and things were getting worse.

In an outspoken interview, Hartnell accused the government of “micromanaging” and making energy policy overly complex. She said Electricity Market Reform is “so complicated with all the different elements, I think [government] have bitten off more than they can chew”.

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