Every year the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland produces a national projections report which examines how it believes current government policy on sustainable energy will impact they way we use energy in the future and what that means in terms of our future energy related emissions.

The report cautions that the current scale and pace of delivery mean it is uncertain that ambitious Climate Action Plan 2023 targets will be fully achieved. 

The report finds significant momentum in many actions including delivery of renewable electricity, household retrofit and electric vehicle deployment.  However, the rate of deployment required means targets are at risk, in particular those for biomethane, district heating, offshore wind, building retrofit, heat pump deployment and transport demand reduction.

The SEAI’s Head of Data and Insights Jim Sheer takes us through the main findings…