Is a renewable energy target of 50% of 2030 achievable?
Yes. In 2017, an independent expert panel found that "with careful planning, appropriate governance, effective regulation, and policies to encourage investment" a target of 50% renewables by 2030 was achievable. The panel's report Roadmap to Renewables has 11 recommendations and 50 enabling actions for the government to achieve the target whilst maintaining the affordability of energy supply and without compromising network reliability and security.
Currently, the government put the proportion of renewables in the system at "less than 10%". Although government sources have told us that they expect the uptake of renewables within the energy grid to reach 12% by the end of 2020.