Hi all,


Another interesting Article courtesy of Barry Clarke. Ireland’s Renewable Energy Targets for 2020.

The headline figure always talked about is 40% renewable energy by 2020, however the figure is actually a lot less impressive when you look at it in a little more detail. The 40% is for only one component of our total energy usage. Its only a target of 16% of total Energy usage by 2020.

Sector Target for 2020
Electricity 40%
Heating & Cooling 12%
Transport 10%
Overall Target 16%

(Source: National Renewable Energy Action Plan, 2010)

On our current course we are still well below this modest goal.