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Multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity – EEA report

Multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity - EEA report The increased use of renewable electricity across the European Union has not only reduced pressures linked to climate change, but also to air and water pollution (particulate matter formation, eutrophication and acidification), according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. More targeted actions can help...
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EU on track to meet greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy 2020 targets

EU on track to meet greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy 2020 targets The EEA report ‘Trends and projections in Europe 2020 ’ tracks progress the EU’s 27 Member States (plus the United Kingdom) are making towards Europe’s climate and energy targets. The analysis is based on data on greenhouse gas emissions and energy up to 2019, officially reported in 2020, and complemented by the EEA’...
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European renewables outstrip fossil fuels for second year running

Renewables have once again generated more power than fossil fuels in the first and second quarter of this year, energy analysts EnAppSys reported last week.  The firm's latest report reveals that renewables generated 245.8TWh of electricity across Europe between April and June 2019, compared to 202.7TWh of fossil fuel electricity. In the first quarter of the year, meanwhile, renewables generated ...
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Irish Government commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

The Government is committing to raising the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources from 30% now to 70% by 2030, according to Minister for Communications and Climate Action Richard Bruton. Speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend, Bruton said the reason for the move is that “there’s no point in switching to electric vehicles unless yo...
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MaREI receives research funding to support Ireland’s environmental, energy and climate targets

The SFI Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Programme.  Speaking at the launch Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate...
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Ireland 4th largest producer of Wind generated electricity in World – Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

Clean energy on the rise: 2017 brought the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history.  Findings from Renewables 2018 Global Status Report Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, but global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4% in 2017, after three years of holding steady. The increase in carbon emission...
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