Ireland set to miss current renewable energy targets

Sustainable Energy Authority report based on 2018 data puts us second only to the Netherlands among European countries for poor performance

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
19th April, 2020
Ireland set to miss current renewable energy targets
We need to eliminate energy waste and transition to using more renewable sources of energy like wind, solar, heat pumps and bioenergy as quickly as we can

Ireland is not on track to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets and ranks 26th out of 28 European countries on progress so far, according to a new report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The Renewable Energy in Ireland 2020 report, due to be published today, is based on 2018 data and shows that Ireland’s renewable energy supply made up just 11 per cent of final energy consumption that year. With a binding EU...

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