Wind provided 34 per cent of Ireland's power in 2022

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Noel Cunniffe, CEO of Wind Energy Ireland, said: “Our members can be extremely proud of the role Irish wind farms are playing in the middle of an energy crisis driven by our dependence on imported fossil fuels."

Official Press Release Wind Energy Ireland:

Wind provided 34 per cent of Ireland's power and cut spending on gas by €2 billion last year

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Wind provided 34 per cent of Ireland's power and cut spending on gas by €2 billion last year

Irish consumers avoided paying €2 billion for gas last year because the country’s wind farms provided 34 per cent of our electricity, up four points on 2021. The figures come from a new analysis published today by energy specialists Baringa entitled 'Cutting Carbon, Cutting Bills: Analysis of gas savings delivered by wind farms in 2022'.

The Baringa analysis found that without wind energy Ireland would have had to spend an additional €1.65 billion on gas for power generation in 2022 and an extra €340 million on carbon credits to produce electricity by burning that gas. The savings were particularly significant on days with extremely high gas prices and large volumes... ... More: Official Press Release Wind Energy Ireland

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