Renewable energy magazine 2019

Welcome to the ninth annual Energy Ireland Renewable Energy magazine, which examines the latest developments in renewable energy, North and South. The last year has been a busy one for renewables and with the publication of the Government’s Climate Action Plan the focus on renewables will only increase. To date most of the progress has been in the electricity sector with 40 per cent of electricity now coming from renewable sources. The Plan has an ambitious target of 70 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and equally ambitious targets for renewables in heat and transport: 950,000 electric vehicles and 600,000 renewable energy heating sources in homes and 25,000 in commercial premises. The out workings of the Climate Action Plan will see a step change in the development of renewables in Ireland over the next decade.