Friday July 10, 2020

Waste of energy: Ireland set to miss EU renewable energy target

Ireland looks set to miss its EU target of generating at least 13.2 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2010, according to industry figures.

16th July, 2005

Ireland looks set to miss its EU target of generating at least 13.2 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2010, according to industry figures.

A number of sources in the renewable energy sector said that the government had failed to support their work. They called for tax breaks and other incentives to help people to convert to renewable energy sources.

In 2003, just 4.3 per cent of Ireland's electricity came from these resources. Of...

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