Riviera | Tight timescale means urgent action needed for Irish offshore wind

Our Head of Ireland Conall Bolger comments on the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan commitment to 70% renewable energy by 2030 and around 3.5 GW of offshore wind in Riviera.

He told Riviera that the Climate Action Plan shows a marked development in the Irish Government’s thinking on climate change, setting out targets and proposing action across a range of sectors, but agreed that adopting offshore wind on a large scale would be a complicated process.

Conall noted that for offshore wind the plan provides the clearest policy signal yet of willingness to support the development of the sector.

To be operational by 2030, offshore wind projects would need to get underway in a short space of time

Conall Bolger, Head of Ireland