Ireland on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets

01 Jun 2010
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Solar panel Ireland is on course to meet its renewable energy targets for 2020, the government has stated.

The European country has pledged to have 40 per cent of its electricity produced from renewable energy in ten years' time.

According to the latest figures from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), it has already surpassed its renewable energy targets for 2010.

As a result, energy minister Eamon Ryan is optimistic that the country will achieve its objectives for 2020.

"I have always said that our targets will not be the limits of our ambition," he commented.

"This report proves our success has been greater than we had earlier imagined."

Mr Ryan added that harnessing solar, wind and ocean power would be good for both the environment and the Irish economy.

This comes after the Irish government unveiled a new support price for bio-energy, which will apply to technologies such as Biomass Combined Heat and Power and Biomass Combustion and Anaerobic Digestion Combined Heat and Power.
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