SEAI Release Report 2019 Renewable Energy in Ireland
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) released its 2019 Renewable Energy In Ireland report which can be view here, discussing Ireland’s progress with its 2020 renewables targets. According to the report, only 10.6% of energy consumed in Ireland was sourced from renewables in 2017. This makes Ireland 22nd of the EU-28 for its overall renewable energy share and 26th for the progress towards its 2020 energy targets. SEAI states in its report that is clear that Ireland will not be able to meet its targets and potentially placing them in a position to receive fines from the EU in the near future
Proposal from the Irish Bioenergy Association
IrBEA has previously submitted an outline proposal to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment for the regulation by the Department of the moisture content of firewood for sale for domestic combustion. This document updates the previous
proposal and suggests a pathway and timeline for regulation of the moisture content of firewood for sale.
The objectives of the proposal to regulate the moisture content of firewood for sale are:
AIR POLLUTION - EU
The impact of air pollution on our health and environment
is so important that it is considered the second biggest
environmental concern after climate change. Today, EU
citizens rightfully expect legislators to tackle this problem
with the most efficient and rational solutions.
Air pollution is a complex problem that requires a good
understanding of its cause, of the transformation and
transportation of pollutants in the atmosphere over time and
its impact on people and the environment.
Wood burning is CO2 neutral and cost-effective solution
for domestic heating, but it has come under scrutiny for
its contribution to air pollution in winter time, due to the
emissions of some pollutants into the atmosphere. While
old and inefficient individual stoves and open fires are big
contributors to the problem, new technologies and the use
of district heating networks can today provide EU consumers
with clean and efficient options that fit the needs of the clean