Our planet is warming at a dangerous rate. We have already seen global temperatures rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels. This is having a significant impact on our climate with more and more extreme weather events occurring around the globe. Glaciers are shrinking, sea levels are rising, and animals and plant species face extinction. Scientific consensus is that we need to keep this global temperature rise well below 2C (ideally 1.5C) if we are to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
If we don’t drastically reduce global emissions in the next 10 years, experts warn that there is a very real danger of temperatures rising well beyond 2C within our children’s lifetimes, resulting in extreme and irreversible climate events that will devastate our planet.
In a bid to address climate change, the Government drew up The Climate Action Plan (2019), revised in 2021, and subsequently approved the Climate Action Bill. This landmark legislation marks Ireland’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030
and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
In Ireland, our natural wind resource will play a significant role in cutting carbon emissions. While wind energy is not the only answer, projects such as Cullenagh are a disproportionally large part of the solution for Ireland to meet its emissions target for 2030 and beyond.
FutuEnergy Ireland is developing Cullenagh Wind Farm to support the delivery of the Government’s Climate Action Plan. As individuals, families and communities, we ask you to engage openly with us so that we can ensure your views are appropriately considered and addressed.