UK, Ireland and France lagging on EU renewable targets



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The UK, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are lagging behind other EU Member States in the rush to meet legally-binding renewable energy targets for 2020, according to new 2014 data released yesterday by the European Union.

The statistics show that in 2014 nine Member States had already met their national 2020 targets for renewable energy, including Croatia, Estonia, Italy and Sweden. However, France, the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland were shown to be furthest away from their goals, raising fears some countries will fail to meet the targets, running the risk of multi-million euro fines.