Facing the Irish Climate Change challenge
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing our planet, and the need for more renewable, sustainable sources of energy has never been greater. At Source Galileo we are determined to lead the way toward a greener and more sustainable future.
It has become abundantly clear that urgent, collective global action is required to slow the pace of climate change. Here at home, Met Éireann has recently published analysis that outlines how Ireland has become wetter and warmer in the three decades since 1991
Ireland's Climate Averages - Temperature (Courtesy Met Éireann)
Ireland's Climate Averages - Rainfall (Courtesy Met Éireann)
Global warming has also recently seen millions of people endure hellish conditions across southern Europe, with devastating wildfires and extreme temperatures being experienced for prolonged periods. These extreme weather events wreak havoc on our planet and have dire consequences for public health.
"Deploying offshore renewable energy at scale will help decarbonise Ireland’s energy supply. Ireland must act now to help address this crisis and to protect future generations from the devastating consequences of climate change."
We need to accelerate decarbonisation quickly if we are to slow these catastrophic changes. Deploying offshore renewable energy at scale will help decarbonise Ireland’s energy supply. Ireland must act now to help address this crisis and to protect future generations from the devastating consequences of climate change.
In line with the current Programme for Government, Ireland has legislated to reduce atmospheric pollution from heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 51% by 2030 and to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. This is reflected in Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023 which commits to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by up to 80% by 2030, including a target of the delivery of at least 5GW of offshore wind. Due to Ireland’s location at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, we have more offshore energy potential than most other countries in Europe and it is imperative that we quickly harness this natural resource, which can deliver significant societal, economic and environmental benefits. Source Galileo are progressing the development of a number of offshore wind farm projects in Irish waters that can assist in delivering our climate targets.
Climate change is no longer a distant threat. It’s here and it’s affecting our lives more than we know it. Here at Source Galileo, we are striving to play our part to protect our planet and to ensure a safer, healthier and more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.