Renewable Energy Ireland welcomes Climate Action Plan

Renewable Energy Ireland, a partnership platform of sustainable energy associations working to support the energy transition, has warmly welcomed Minister Richard Bruton TD’s Climate Action Plan, describing it as a roadmap for turning Ireland into a climate change leader.

Ms Marie Donnelly, Chairperson of Renewable Energy Ireland, said: “This plan recognises that action needs to be taken across all of society to deliver the radical changes we need to decarbonise Ireland’s energy system.

“The scale of the challenge ahead of us means that every community, every business and every family has a part to play. Government’s role is to remove the obstacles to active participation and to facilitate ambition at local, regional and national level.

“We must work together if Ireland is to be world class with 32% of our energy across heat, transport and electricity coming from renewables by 2030 and in the electricity particularly we have an ambitious, but achievable, target of 70 per cent renewables.

“The detailed actions and deadlines set out – for the first time – a clear roadmap for turning Ireland into a leader in the fight against climate change.

“Renewable Energy Ireland has already brought together key players in the energy sector and we are committed to working with the Government, its agencies and other stakeholders, particularly local communities, to ensure this plan is delivered for the benefit of every part of Irish society.”


Renewable Energy Ireland was formed in January 2019.

It is an open partnership of sustainable energy associations working collectively in support of a shared vision of an Ireland that is energy independent, one where our homes, farms and businesses are powered by clean, carbon-free, renewable energy.

Its members include:

  • Demand Response Aggregators of Ireland;
  • Irish Bio Energy Association;
  • Irish District Heating Association;
  • Irish Wind Energy Association;
  • Irish Wind Farmers Association;
  • Marine Renewables Industry Association;
  • NOW Ireland.

Its chairperson is Ms Marie Donnelly, former Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission.

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