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Ireland plans to double its renewable energy

The Irish parliament is launching a broad range of initiatives in its recently published 2040 plan for larger infrastructure projects.

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Last week, the Irish government set a target for a larger expansion of the country's renewable energy sector, reports Renews, after the government revealed its 2040 plan Friday.

As part of Project Ireland 2040, the country sets out a target to install between 3 and 4.5 GW of new renewable energy capacity in order to support a full roll out of a subsidy regime for greener heating and electrification of public transport. The aim for more renewables could also mean a doubling of today's installed capacity, which is approximately 3.3 GW of primarily onshore wind.

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