Ireland makes progress on renewables target
Ireland is making good progress towards its target of boosting renewable electricity generation capacity by 500 megawatts by 2005 (EED 18/07/00), energy minister Joe Jacob said on Wednesday at the opening of a new wind farm. He revealed that contracts for projects aimed at fulfilling over half of the target had now been put out for tender. He added that Ireland needed more renewables both on environmental grounds and to reduce reliance on energy imports, which currently account for over 80% of consumption. See press release.
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