Opinion: Ireland’s energy system is fundamentally broken and needs a radical overhaul

An urgent overhaul of how the state incentivises new power plants is needed, writes the chief executive of the Electricity Association of Ireland

As far back as 2019, Eirgrid has estimated that there wouldn’t be adequate generation capacity to meet demand from 2026 or earlier, if older power plants closed ahead of 2025. Picture: iStock

The Irish state has a problem. At the heart of our target to halve our overall carbon emissions by 2030 is a plan to massively ...