Terrible inditement of Ireland’s performance towards renewable energy. Why? Mainly heat. Why? No incentives for years, no regulations to push for RES-H. I sat through years of meetings/ conf. / about ambition..... https://www.seai.ie/data-and-insights/seai-statistics/key-publications/renewable-energy-in-ireland/ https://www.seai.ie/data-and-insights/seai-statistics/key-publications/renewable-energy-in-ireland/
Renewable Energy in Ireland
Ireland is not on track to meet any of its 2020 renewable energy targets. Learn more about our renewable energy targets, view our analysis, see where Ireland is leading and where we are falling...https://www.seai.ie/data-and-insights/seai-statistics/key-publications/renewable-energy-in-ireland/
Lobbied for the replacement of rE heat minister Rabbite confirmed SSRH being examined. 2013. One official appointed (who was also looking after a basket of other policies, answering Parlimentary questions). 4 years later another official appointed who got it to cabinet quickly,
Cabinet rejected it for 12 months. -another year to get it ready, we have some support. Small uptake, burecratic, restrictive and [email protected] time to impact. So why have we failed. No resources appointed in @Dept_CCAE to deal with challenges. Has this changed? Nope....
New plan needs huge effort to implement, everything is way too slow in implementation. Like a decade to replace a re-heat scheme. Refit (RES-E) was planned to expire in 2015. Replacement RESS due to offer contracts in Q4-2020. Why? Same reason.
Solar planning exemptions “we’re working on it” 4+ years campaigning.... still nothing. (It’s a 1 page SI needed!!!) offshore - mess. We really need rapid implementation of the climate plan. Or we will see the same results over and over again.