Energy efficiency improves in Ireland
Energy-related CO2 emissions in Ireland have reduced by 1.4% since 2005, according to the findings of a new report.
Further findings revealed that Ireland has improved its energy efficiency since 1990, with the primary energy intensity of the economy, the relationship between energy consumed and GDP, falling by 42%.
Apart from transport, reductions were witnessed in all sectors of the economy last year, in relation to energy-related CO2 emissions.
Brian Motherway, head of industry at SEI, said: "[The] report reveals a long-term trend of improving energy efficiency in the Irish economy.
This gain was made over a period of sustained strong economic growth.
"However, while the analysis of 1990 to 2007 charts a period of considerable change, the coming years of lower economic growth and increasing targets will require much greater and more rapid change, in how we source and use energy."
As a means to producing more renewable energy, wind turbines are a cost effective source, especially at times when there is a good wind speed, according to British Eco Energy.
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