Dublin: A recent report from the Energy Storage Ireland Commission indicates that Ireland’s renewable energy sector is poised to generate approximately 5,000 new jobs in the coming years. This surge in employment is primarily attributed to the burgeoning energy storage industry, which encompasses the development of electricity storage solutions such as batteries.
The report underscores a critical need for workforce expansion, estimating that an eightfold increase in the existing workforce will be necessary to achieve the ambitious renewable energy targets. To achieve the goal of transitioning from the current 40% reliance on renewable electricity sources to 100% by the year 2035, significant reductions in waste generation can be anticipated.
Furthermore, the report underscores the imperative of boosting energy storage capacity from its current level of 700 MW to well over 5 GW. This expansion is deemed essential for the complete elimination of fossil fuels from Ireland’s electricity supply, marking a pivotal step towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy landscape.
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