Import dependency on fossil fuels leaves Ireland exposed to global price fluctuations

A State of the Energy Union report recommends that Ireland reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve energy system integrations

The State of the Energy Union report on Ireland noted how Ireland we have a high reliance on fossil fuel imports, no gas storage facility, and one of the highest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the EU

Ireland must reduce its excessive reliance on fossil fuels, accelerate the roll-out of smart meters, and streamline the planning system for critical energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the European Commission.

The State of the Energy Union country-specific report on Ireland comes as the EU faces into another winter with reduced use of Russian fossil fuels. While the EU is in a much better position than last winter – due to a major ...