This from the Guardian. Dear oh dear me.
“Government officials have secretly briefed ministers that Britain has no hope of getting remotely near the new European Union renewable energy target that Tony Blair signed up to in the spring – and have suggested that they find ways of wriggling out of it.
In contrast to the government’s claims to be leading the world on climate change, officials within the former Department of Trade and Industry have admitted that under current policies Britain would miss the EU’s 2020 target of 20% energy from renewables by a long way. And their suggestion that “statistical interpretations of the target” be used rather than new ways to reach it has infuriated environmentalists.”