Ireland on course to import its most electricity for a year since records began
The country has imported 9 per cent of its electricity in the first eight months of the year
During the first eight months of this year Ireland has imported 9 per cent of its electricity. Should the trend continue for the year, it will be the greatest import of electricity since records began, figures obtained by the Business Post show.
From January to August 2021, 9 per cent of Ireland’s electricity came from Britain, according to the most recent figures from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
During the period Ireland...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Climate council unveils carbon budgets with target to halve emissions by 2030
The plans create two five-year ceilings for emissions that are consistent with Ireland’s legal target to reduce emissions by 51 per cent by 2030 based on 2018 levels
Hard targets: how the carbon budgets break down, and their chances of succeeding
The Climate Change Advisory Council’s carbon budgets will be published this week, and every sector will need to aim toward an overall target of 51 per cent emissions reductions in Ireland by 2030. Can the targets be hit?
Editorial: State must take radical action to meet climate targets
The revelation that Ireland is to increase its greenhouse emissions this year puts the government under renewed pressure over its climate plans
Climate targets already in doubt as emissions set to increase this year
The figures will heap pressure on the government as it sets out measures to halve emissions by 2030