Energia Renewables supports investments of up to €20 Million annually by third parties in renewable energy generation, facilitating the supply of circa 25% of Ireland’s total wind energy generation, a considerable contribution towards Ireland’s green energy targets.
Renewable Energy and wind energy in particular is inherently sustainable; i.e. using it does not have an ongoing negative impact on life in the future. It has a number of key advantages over conventional means of electricity generation:
• It involves very low emissions of "greenhouse gases"
• The fuel supplies will not run out
• The fuel is free and indigenous- it is not subject to fuel price variations and does not have to be imported
Ireland is one of the windiest places in Western Europe and has a tremendous potential for wind energy. Wind power can make an important contribution to Ireland's energy policy objectives of securing diverse and sustainable supplies of energy at competitive prices.