Ryan considers pushing renewable electricity target to 80 per cent by 2030

Move would be an increase from the current target of 70 per cent and would be a central pillar in the upcoming Climate Action Plan

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
12th September, 2021
Ryan considers pushing renewable electricity target to 80 per cent by 2030
Eamon Ryan: The 80 per cent renewable electricity figure has not been signed off by government and is therefore still only aspirational. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Eamon Ryan is considering increasing Ireland’s renewable electricity target to 80 per cent by 2030.

The move would involve an increase from the existing target of 70 per cent and would be a central pillar in the forthcoming Climate Action Plan. If delivered, it could potentially lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

The Climate Action Plan will chart an initial path to reducing emissions by 51 per cent across the entire economy by 2030....

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