Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Ireland 2012 Review
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.12" wide x 77.95" long x 106.30" tall
Ireland has suffered a significant economic downturn, but remains committed to its ambitious energy targets to bring the country towards a low-carbon economy. Ireland's location at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean ensures one of the best wind and ocean resources in Europe, and Ireland has set the ambitious target of producing 40% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Ireland is highly dependent on imported oil and gas. While the push to develop renewable energies is commendable, this will result in an increased reliance on natural gas, as gas-fired power plants will be required to provide flexibility in electricity supply when wind power is unavailable. With two-thirds of More...
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