Wind power edges out gas in Ireland

29/04/2020 10:12 Wind

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Wind energy was Ireland’s number one source of electricity throughout Q1 2020, according to government data.

During the first quarter of this year, wind energy provided 3390GW of electricity – 43.8% of demand – compared to 3234GW for natural gas – 41.8%.

 

Connelly urged the Irish government to ensure it has the right policies in place to enable industries to reach the target set out in the Climate Action Plan to provide 70% renewable energy by 2030.

 

The 3390 GW of electricity wind provided in Q1 2020 is equivalent to the annual power demand of 737,000 Irish homes.

Source: renews.biz

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