IRISH ENERGY POLICY – Climate Action Plan
In Ireland, Waste to Energy is currently contributing to Ireland’s renewable electricity targets, with the potential to decarbonise both heat and transport. These include:
- The production of low-carbon heating through district heating/heat network;
- The decarbonisation of the gas network through the injection of hydrogen produced at our members’ facilities;
- The use of hydrogen in transport.
The Government’s Climate Action Plan sets out 180 measures for Ireland to meet its EU and international climate reduction obligation. Waste to Energy has an important role to play in realising a number of energy related objectives, including:
- Providing renewable electricity to contribute to the commitment that 70% of Ireland’s electricity needs will come from renewable energy sources by 2030.
- The provision of low-carbon heat through heat networks to assist with the goal to decarbonise heating through the development of district heating and renewable heat projects.
- The potential to produce hydrogen in order to decarbonise the gas network through grid injection or to decarbonise the transport sector by providing hydrogen for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.