Renewable energy can supply 40pc of demand

IRELAND could get almost half of its energy from renewable sources and eventually become a net exporter of energy under plans revealed by the Government yesterday.

The Department of Energy’s ‘Strategy for Renewable Energy: 2012 — 2020’ claims Ireland can source 40pc of its energy output from renewables by the end of this decade and could eventually have an energy surplus, allowing us to export it to the UK and beyond.

“We have agreed the 40pc with the European Union but it is also a target we should embrace ourselves and aim to surpass if possible,” said Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte…. Read more


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