Ireland has laid out plans to lower its energy sector greenhouse gas emissions by between 80-95% compared to 1990 levels by 2050.
The move, which would see fossil fuels replaced with renewables, was announced in an energy strategy released on 16 December. Energy minister Alex White said the country could cut greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector to zero by 2100.
In 2014, renewables accounted for nearly 23% of Ireland’s electricity consumption, which is more than halfway to its 2020 target of 40%.
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