Study shows Ireland could supply 39% of its renewable heat targets by 2020

March 11, 2014 |

In Ireland, the Teagasc Tillage Sectoral Energy Crop Development Group has released a report showing the potential for energy crops in the country. Currently 3,000ha of energy crops are currently grown but that could reach 67,000ha if the right incentives were put in place. Doing so would also go a long way in helping the country achieve its 2020 objectives for reducing GHG emissions, including roughly 39% of its renewable heat targets. The move could encourage EUR200 million in investments in the energy crop supply chain while reducing fuel costs for Irish consumers by EUR15 million per year.

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