The NFLA All Ireland Forum has submitted its views today to the Government on its consultation over establishing a financial support scheme to achieve a more rapid uptake of renewable energy across Ireland. Following publication of its Climate Mitigation Plan, the Government is now seeking views on establishing support mechanisms which can assist the development of renewable electricity technologies. NFLA welcomes this consultation from the Government, which is important and timely. Ireland has been ‘behind the game’ in this area in comparison with other European countries who have used renewable support schemes to rapidly increase the development of various types of renewable electricity generation. It is critical that new support mechanisms are put in place if, in 2030, Ireland is to avoid a failure to meet its low carbon target commitments as it will in 2020, with all the additional penalties that will entail. The NFLA believes the Government has to widen the range and support to given to other forms of renewable electricity beyond onshore wind.
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