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Wind leading Ireland’s fight against climate change – EPA Report

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has welcomed the Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 report from the Environmental Protection Agency, which identified wind energy as responsible for a substantial fall in carbon emissions in Ireland’s energy sector.

Despite a one per cent increase in electricity demand in 2017, the report found that power generation emissions had fallen by 6.9 per cent in 2017 as “renewable energy…displaced carbon-intensive fuels such as coal and peat”.

Dr David Connolly, Chief Executive of IWEA, said: “The EPA report confirms that wind energy has cut the carbon intensity of our electricity system to its lowest level on record. Wind is leading Ireland’s energy transition and the fight against climate change. This year, we expect 30 per cent of Ireland’s electricity demand to be met by wind energy, driving down the cost of electricity and reducing our dependence on foreign fossil fuel imports.”

“But we can do even more. Along with the development of other renewable technologies like solar, batteries and greater interconnection we have shown that Ireland can provide 70 per cent of our electricity from a diverse set of renewables by 2030.

“We would urge Minister Bruton to confirm his determination to make Ireland a leader, not a laggard, in the fight against climate change by setting this target in the coming National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).”

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