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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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Irish Energy Update: Overview of 2018

2020 Targets Even the relatively casual observer of the Irish energy sector will be familiar with the Irish government’s “40% by 2020” renewables target for electricity consumption. While a creditable 3.5GW of renewable generation capacity has been installed in Ireland to date (on average 140MW a year since 1993), mainly as onshore wind farms, it is estimated that a further 800MW of onshore win...
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Ireland’s new gas projects compete with wind and solar – finds International report

Drilling for new gas in Irish waters is not compatible with achieving Paris Agreement targets to limit the impact of climate change, a new international study has found. The study from the climate and energy think tank, Oil Change International, assesses the role of gas in the energy system against Ireland’s decarbonisation targets and Paris obligations.  The EU has set emissions reductions tar...
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Governance agreement on EU Energy Union reached

An ambitious political agreement on the governance of the Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy was reached today between negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and European Commission. The new governance system will help to ensure that the EU and the Member States achieve their 2030 goals on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, renewables an...
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