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Editorial: We are losing our race against time to meet 2030 electricity targets

With pressure mounting on the national grid, tripling the current level of operational renewable projects in the next eight and a half years seems less and less achievable

Wind Energy Ireland and the Irish solar industry have warned that the planning system is not equipped to deal with the volume of renewable energy projects in the pipeline, while vital upgrades to the electricity grid were still not underway, 15 years after a grid infrastructure plan was first published. Picture: Getty

The number of industry experts warning that not enough is being done to deliver the government’s ambitious renewable electricity targets is growing.

In this week’s Business Post, John Reilly, head of power generation at Bord Na Móna, adds his voice to the chorus, labelling the current 80 per cent renewable power target by 2030 as “deluded” given the structural problems in the energy sector.

This comes following warnings from Wind Energy Ireland and the Irish ...