Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. Fuel sources include wind, wave, marine, hydro, biomass and solar. It is also made using sources of natural energy that are quickly replaced, such as biomass. Renewables produce more than 20% of the UK's electricity, and EU targets means that this is likely to increase to 30% by 2020. From 2020, renewable energy will continue to be an important part of the strategy to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this, a range of technologies will need to be used, such as onshore and offshore wind farms, biomass power stations or hydropower systems.
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- Energy from a source that is not depleted when used. Energy production without the use of fossil fuels
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