Investors hungry for Irish renewables

The fundamentals of investing in the Irish wind energy sector are strong, but dangers lurk in the long grass

22nd March, 2015
Investors hungry for Irish renewables
BlowinG in the wind: Investing in Irish wind farms is highly attractive to New York and London money men.

Ireland is a country on a deadline. Five years from now, Brussels will open the books on our energy output and run the rule over how much of our needs are met from renewable sources. Renewable electricity will make up the lion’s share, with 40 per cent mandated to come almost exclusively from onshore wind farms.

The cost of meeting this target is enormous. Barry O’Flynn leads EY’s cleantech team in Ireland, and estimates...

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