get 65% of all its energy requirements from renewables, by 2030, which would make the United Kingdom a world leader in renewable energy. Jeremy Corbyn is currently running against Labour candidate Owen Smith, in a bid to retain his position as party leader, so whether these are genuine targets or just exaggerated aims in the name of propaganda, we are yet to see.
In addition to Corbyn’s ambitious plans for renewable energy production, he has also declared in his environment manifesto that he promises to create in excess of 300’000 new jobs within the clean-energy industry, by 2030.
The target is more ambitious than other leading economies such as Germany and China that already are leading markets for wind and solar developers. It should be hoped that these targets are slightly more realistic than the ones set for 2020, where Britain are set to fall short of their 15% target, due to the fact just 8% was achieved in 2015.