Monday September 21, 2020

Renewable energy target to be doubled

The government is planning to double its target for the use of renewable energy to 25 per cent of Ireland’s energy needs, as part of its new energy policy to be published this summer.

10th June, 2006

A Green Paper to be submitted to cabinet shortly by Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Noel Dempsey, is expected to outline proposals to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, such as oil and gas.

The current target for the amount of energy to be derived from renewable sources is 13.2 per cent. There is a political consensus that renewable energy will play a more critical role in the country’s future...

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