Thursday, 04 April 2019
A cross-party group of Irish parliamentarians have called for the country, one of the EU’s climate underperformers, to slash emissions to net-zero by 2050.
After six months of debate, the ‘Joint Committee on Climate Action’ backed a set of policies that aims to have 70% renewables on the electricity grid by 2030, as well as mandating five-yearly “carbon budgets” from 2020 onwards, which would set a limit on carbon emissions.
Some of the key recommendations pertinent to the electricity sector are:
The report calls for establishing more interconnectors to Europe and increasing renewable energy generation; particularly offshore wind, and solar PV.
The report demands the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environme...