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Viewpoint: How to make the Emerald Isle green

Viewpoint: How to make the Emerald Isle green

The Republic of Ireland has a legislative ban on nuclear power, but the climate emergency is an opportunity to look with fresh eyes at this untapped potential. 18for0 estimates that introducing 18% nuclear energy to the country's electricity mix could eliminate fossil fuels from the power sector and achieve decarbonisation by 2037. 18for0 is a group of professionals, all volunteers, concerned about the credibility of Ireland's current proposals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Jerry Waugh, one of its members, describes the group's preliminary study on how this could be achieved.

Perspectives 01 February 2021


Ireland needs to consider nuclear option, says minister

Ireland needs to consider nuclear option, says minister

Alex White, energy minister for the Republic of Ireland, has said that nuclear power ought to be considered in a debate on the country's future energy needs.

Nuclear Policies 05 January 2015