10% of ireland\'s energy came from renewable sources but it is not nearly enough, according to seai
2017 is a record year for renewable energy in the Irish grid, although Ireland will not be able to achieve the 2020 renewable energy target.
Of the 28 EU countries, Ireland ranks 26 in achieving 2020 renewable energy targets.
\"We need to accelerate the pace of change,\" said Jim Gannon, CEO of SEAI . \".
\"We need to make better use of the renewable resources available in Ireland collectively and individually.
\"The report makes it clear that despite Ireland\'s strong performance in renewable energy generation, these renewable energy targets cannot be achieved.
In 2017, 30% of electricity came from renewable sources, mainly due to an increase in wind power, accounting for 84% of all renewable power.
\"We are doing well in renewable energy,\" Ganong said . \"
\"The latest figures show Ireland\'s share of wind power in 28 EU countries is third.
\"The report found that while reducing the carbon intensity of electricity is critical to achieving Ireland\'s climate change goals, it is not enough to rely solely on yourself.
If we seriously consider reducing Ireland\'s carbon emissions, the country needs to make progress in all areas of energy use and rapidly increase the adoption of renewable energy in heating and transportation.
Mr. Cannon said, \"there has been a significant increase in the use of renewable energy in the hot housing sector, due to the increasing adoption of airsource heat-pumps.
The adoption of direct-use regional heating systems and sustainable bio-energy can also make a significant contribution to reducing heating emissions.
The transition to a passenger fleet mainly electrified, as well as alternative fuels considering commercial, public transport and freight, such as biogas and hydrogen, is necessary for our transport system.
\"Richard Bruton, Minister of Transport, climate action and the environment, said,\" it is clear that we need to strengthen our ambitions.
The window of opportunity is about to close and we must respond urgently.
The government\'s climate plan will be announced in the near future.
This will show a series of actions by various sectors of society with a clear timetable.
Our focus will be on the implementation and promotion of Ireland\'s ambitions.
\"Ireland has pledged to make renewable energy 16% of its total by 2020.
The report shows 10.
In 2017, 6% of Ireland\'s energy consumption came from renewable sources, while the rest came from carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
The minister acknowledged that transportation was the largest sector of energy use, but had the lowest share of renewable energy.
In 2017, 97% of the energy transported came from oil. based products.
\"The vast majority of renewable energy in transportation comes from bio-energy, with renewable power accounting for about 1%.
\"Urban rail services have traditionally been the largest user of traffic electricity, but the number of electric vehicles on the roads is increasing, despite the low base,\" said Minister Bruton . \".