Analysis

Analysis: Why renewable electricity is Ireland’s greatest climate opportunity, and risk

Business Post policy editor Daniel Murray examines two seemingly contradictory reports

The electricity sector has been set the most ambitious target of all, to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2030

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Two seemingly contradictory reports released within weeks of each other have highlighted the inherent complexity in one of Ireland’s biggest climate opportunities: renewable electricity.

The first from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) two weeks ago confirmed that the country is on track for a record 21 per cent reduction in electricity emissions for ...