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Zero by 50

Zero by 50

Date: 31 Mar 2021

Report by Wind Energy Ireland details how Ireland can reach net zero emissions by 2050, with the potential to create 50,000 jobs in local economies

The report outlines three key areas for Ireland's decarbonisation pathway:
  • Energy efficiency first: The barriers to retrofitting homes and using more energy efficient technology must be eliminated. Investment is required to rapidly train the skilled workers we will need.
  • Electrification: Electricity, not oil, must become the backbone of Ireland's energy system. Every form of transport or heating that can be electrified, must be, as quickly as possible.
  • More renewables faster: Renewable energy projects like wind farms – on and offshore – and solar farms must be developed far more quickly, along with and sustainable bioenergy, to fully decarbonise the energy system.
The report can be downloaded HERE