EirGrid Campaign

Ireland’s ambition is to achieve 70% renewable energy sources by 2030 

So how do we move from ambition to achievement? That’s where you come in! 

We need your vision and your voice to help EirGrid prepare for a cleaner energy future!

  • 70% renewable sources by 2030 is the target.
  • We know what that means: It means that things must change.
  • We know why it’s happening: Clean energy reduces the reliance on dirty energy like coal and oil.
  • But how will we do it? We need to have a major conversation across the whole country about the choices and priorities.

The voice of young people is absolutely crucial within this national conversation so we want to invite you to attend our Youth Assembly.

We’re running a series of workshops over the next month leading in to the main event – a major online Youth Assembly on April 21st from 19:00 to 21:30.

Who should attend?

All young people and youth workers/leaders aged 15 to 25!

Join us to

  • Find out why this EirGrid consultation process is so significant for all our futures
  • Examine and prioritise the four options for how we can achieve 70% renewables by 2030
  • Connect with others and learn how your youth engagement contributes to the bigger picture and the fight against climate change!

Shaping Ireland’s Electricity Future

To achieve 70% renewables by 2030 the four approaches outlined in EirGrid’s ‘Shaping Our Electricity Future’ consultation are:

  1. Generation-Led: Government policy would influence where renewable energy is generated – favouring locations where the grid is already strong.
  2. Developer-Led: In this approach, we continue to connect new sources of renewable electricity as requested in any location.
  3. Technology-Led: This approach uses technical solutions to make the grid more resilient so it can better handle the variable nature of renewable energy.
  4. Demand-Led: Government policy determines where large energy users locate in Ireland.

Watch this short animation now to get an overview of the future you are being asked to shape

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