Ireland on target for 40pc renewable energy

The EirGrid Annual Renewable Report, launched by Energy Minister Eamon Ryan, says Ireland “is on target to achieve its target of 40pc of electricity from renewable sources by 2020, and in achieving that target, we will have one of highest levels of wind power as a percentage of system demand in Europe.”

Speaking at the launch, Ryan said: “Every year, Ireland sends €6bn of public monies out of the country to pay for imported gas, oil and coal. This figure is unsustainable and must be reduced. The sure-fire, guaranteed way of doing this is by developing and using our own indigenous renewable energy.”

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