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Why Wind Energy? Key Facts

Wind Energy

  • Wind energy is a clean, sustainable source of energy
  • Wind energy drives down the cost of electricity
  • At any one time, the grid can operate at 85% renewable energy
  • The renewable energy projects are there to deliver 80% renewable energy usage by 2030
  • WEI/Baringa report showed that 4.1GW of wind energy was installed in Ireland over 20 years, at a cost of €1 per person per year. 
  • Wind energy provided 50% of Ireland’s electricity in December 2023
  • Wind energy provided 35% of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s electricity in 2023, totalling a record-breaking 13,725 gigawatt-hours (GWh) 

Wind Farm Key Facts

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