Renewable energy could provide as much as four times the U.K.'s current energy consumption, according to a new report from The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
The report, titled 'The RSPB's 2050 Energy Vision', states that the U.K. could produce up to 6,277 terawatt hours (TWh) annually using "renewable technologies", which would equate to around four times the U.K.'s total energy consumption for 2014.
The U.K. has ambitious plans for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The 2008 Climate Change Act has set the target of slashing emissions by 80 percent by 2050, compared to a 1990 baseline.
Within this context, the RSPB designed three scenarios which would reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050.