Ireland a ‘laggard’ on renewables – wind lobbyist

Ireland is set to miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, and David Connolly, chief executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association, said the government is not showing the ambition needed to hit the next set of EU-mandated targets in 2030

15th July, 2018

Ireland’s leading wind energy lobbyist has said the country lacks leadership for the next phase of renewable development, blaming energy minister Denis Naughten, among others, for the state’s failures.

Ireland is set to miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, and David Connolly, chief executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association, said the government is not showing the ambition needed to hit the next set of Brussels-mandated targets in 2030.

Connolly said there is...

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