In 70 by 30 we explored the impact of achieving a 70% renewable electricity system by 2030 on end consumers in Ireland, highlighting the benefits unlocked over a fossil fuel-driven scenario.
Key findings – what have we learned?
- If Ireland can match over the period 2020-2030 the renewable energy costs already achieved elsewhere in Europe, our analysis indicates that a 70% renewable electricity scenario could cost less for the end consumer than a fossil fuel-driven scenario.
- This result could be achieved with minimal impact on the oversupply and curtailment of renewables, with around 7% in total experienced at 70% RES-E.
- The increased renewable generation in a 70% system also acts to erode carbon emissions by more than 60% by 2030 compared to a fossil fuel-driven scenario.
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