- Published: 29 July 2022 29 July 2022
The Irish Government has decided to increase the country’s 2030 offshore wind target from 5GW to 7GW. The move was announced as part of a new package of measures to the end of the decade to meet Ireland’s Sectoral Emissions Ceilings.
The Sectoral Emissions Ceilings set maximum limits on greenhouse gas emissions for the electricity, transport, buildings, industry and agriculture sectors. In addition to increasing the offshore wind target, the Irish Government has doubled the solar goal to 5.5GW and introduced a new 2GW green hydrogen target. The Government will introduce a revised Climate Action Plan by the end of the year which will set out how it will meet the new targets.