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6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think

Did you know we’re one of the most energy-dependent countries in Europe?

HOW OFTEN DO you stop and think about Ireland’s energy use?

Although we all use energy every single day (most likely), chances are that it rarely crosses your mind, right?

Perhaps these facts will change all that… We’re going to break it all down for you by numbers.

1. 24%

Wind energy is projected to have provided 24% of Ireland’s electricity in 2015, compared to 18.2% last year.

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2. 85%

The percentage that Ireland is dependent on energy imports. Which costs us…

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3. €5.7bn annually

That’s €15.6m a day Ireland spends on energy imports.

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4. €200m

Wind energy use in Ireland in 2014 saved us €200m in fossil fuel imports.

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5. 3,400

The number of people around Ireland that now work in the wind energy sector.

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6. 2037MW

19 December 2015 saw us set a new record high for wind energy generation in Ireland of 2037MW (megawatts) – that’s enough to power the equivalent of 1.3m Irish homes.

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Would you like to see Ireland move towards energy independence by reducing our reliance on imported fossil fuels?

Poll Results:

Yes (8582)
No (735)
Not sure/don't know (303)

Wind Energy promotes the use of wind energy in Ireland and strives to help us become less reliant on energy imports by using clean and renewable energy produced domestically. Find out more at Check out the video below, highlighting Ireland’s wind and renewable energy resources while shedding light on the country’s foreign energy import dependency. Ireland has The Power To Power Ourselves.

Wind Energy / YouTube

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