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What are the main future targets and prospects of renewable energy in Ireland?

Ozen, Dilan (2022) What are the main future targets and prospects of renewable energy in Ireland? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Around the world, many governments, companies, enterprises, and people have started to realize how important it is to use more renewable energy. The energy problem is one of the biggest problems in the world, and this problem continues to grow daily. The increasing population and developing technology demand more energy. Obtaining energy from fossil fuel sources such as coal, oil and natural gas, which are included in the non-renewable energy group, negatively affects environmental pollution and human health. From this point of view, especially fossil fuel-based energy production should be abandoned in a short time. Many natural resources produce the energy required by humanity.

Turning to renewable energy sources is of great importance for the future of the world and for humanity. The aim of this study is to give information about the renewable energy sources in Ireland and what are the future plans for these renewable energy sources.

- Renewable energy sources reduce carbon emissions and promote environmentally friendly
energy use.
- They also help to improve energy efficiency and lower air pollution.

They are easier to install than other energy systems because they don't require advanced technology. They are also a very cost-effective energy solution over the long run because they have a lifetime. Solar and wind energy, the two greenest energy sources, are increasingly used to generate electricity for individual households and the national grid.

In terms of the clean energy they can offer and the potential benefits they may have on local economies, these alternative energy sources hold much promise for what they may do for us in the future.

Wind power installation costs continue to be astronomically expensive. However, solar panels make a long-term solution potentially accessible to anyone with a rooftop. The capacity for renewable energy is anticipated to rise by 50% during the following four years, with hydropower, wind power, and solar power leading the charge.

Ireland has been working on renewable energy for a very long time. Many significant developments and state-of-the-art facilities have been established, especially on wind energy. Ireland is very convenient in terms of wind energy use. Wind energy offers the chance to be used in every corner of the world as a clean and sustainable type of energy that almost does not harm nature. Wind turbines, which require suitable land and wind conditions for their establishment, are also at a low level of efficiency.

However, also covid 19 has affected the energy field as it has affected every area. This study has also studied the effect of covid 19 on plans and the current situation. Interviews were held with professionals working in the energy field.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Davis, Gemma
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electricity Supply
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 13:37
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 13:37

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