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EU needs integrated system to promote renewables

EU needs integrated system to promote renewables | Green & Sustainable News | Scoop.it
The need for a more integrated system at EU level for promoting renewables - adopting new targets for the period after 2020 and possible solutions that could help boost investments - were highlighted in the non-binding resolution on renewable...

Via Hans De Keulenaer
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"We all expect the share of renewables to grow, but we will only be able to accommodate such growth if the required infrastructures are in place," he said. "Intermittent renewables need not only flexible back-up and energy storage, but also a modernization of the existing grid-infrastructure. That is quite expensive, so we should do everything we can to bring costs of renewables down."
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SEAI - 4,000 jobs maintained and €35 million annual energy savings achieved

SEAI - 4,000 jobs maintained and €35 million annual energy savings achieved | Green & Sustainable News | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reports a significant year of progress on the sustainable energy agenda where 4,000 jobs were maintained in the construction and energy service industries and €35 million worth of energy savings achieved. In a year where SEAI disbursed over €70 million through capital support programmes, the Authority reports that every euro spent by the Government through its energy grant programmes leverages €2.50 in matched funding.    

Duane Tildens insight:

“Sustainable energy is vital to Ireland’s economic recovery and job creation. Actions such as home energy upgrades and business energy cost savings are already proving how costs can be lowered and jobs created. At the same time, Ireland is exploiting its great natural resource – renewable energy – and thus dramatically reducing its imports of fossil fuels.

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