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Who offers renewable energy in Ireland?

You can reduce your environmental impact by choosing a green energy plan. Here’s how renewable energy in Ireland works and how to switch to a greener tariff.

How much of Ireland’s energy is renewable?

More and more of us are looking for ways we can reduce our carbon footprint, and a good way to do this is to change over to a renewable energy supplier or tariff.

The 2020 SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) report shows that 33.2% of electricity generated in Ireland is from renewable sources - with a national target of 40% by the end of 2020.

Overall renewable energy supply in Ireland was 11% of gross final consumption, with an EU target of 16% due by the end of 2020.

Which suppliers offer renewable plans?

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires that energy suppliers disclose the sources they use to generate their energy each year.

The latest CRU report Fuel Mix Disclosure 2019 reveals there are currently five energy suppliers in Ireland offering 100% renewable energy. These are:

Supplier % green energy  
Energia 100%  
Iberdrola 100%  
Panda Power 100%  
Pinergy 100%  
SSE Airtricity 100%  

In July 2020, Bright, a new energy supplier, launched in Ireland offering 100% green electricity tariffs. Find out more about the new Bright tariff.

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Six suppliers produce a percentage of renewable energy.

Supplier % green energy  
Bord Gáis Energy 31.1%  
Community Power 34.8%  
Electric Ireland 47.5%  
Flogas 34.8%  
Glowpower 34.8%  
Prepay Power 34.8%  

How to switch to a renewable energy plan

If you wish to change to a renewable or green energy tariff, it’s easy to do. We help with the switch so saving on your energy bills is easy and straightforward, simply:

  1. Tell us about your current energy usage, tariff and supplier
  2. Choose Green Plans Only in the filter
  3. We’ll compare all green energy deals on the market
  4. You choose the plan that’s right for you
  5. We’ll help you switch

If you’d like to find out more about changing supplier, check out how to switch your gas and electricity and see our step by step guide.

Othe ways to reduce your carbon footprint

If you are already with a renewable energy supplier but want to cut down your energy use to reduce your environmental impact further, there are other measures you can take.

Aside from switching to a green tariff, the next best way to help the environment is to reduce your energy consumption. Our top energy saving tips guide is full of helpful ideas to help you conserve energy in the home.

You can also get grants to make home improvements and make your home more energy-efficient although these will often cost you more money upfront.

Renewable energy FAQs

Are renewable energy tariffs more expensive?

No, not necessarily. In the past, renewable energy tariffs were more expensive, but things have changed due to more suppliers promoting their green credentials and better infrastructure in place. You can still make a huge saving on your energy bills if you switch from a standard tariff to a renewable energy plan.

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy comes from sources that are constantly replenished naturally or by a process. These sources of energy include solar energy, wind energy, hydro power and geothermal energy.

Renewable sources are often called green energy and clean energy, but there are differences.

Renewables are those that are recyclable, clean energy means they do not release pollutants like carbon dioxide, and green energy is defined as those which come from natural sources.

What is sustainable energy?

Sustainable energy describes energy that is generated from an energy source that will never deplete, like solar, wind and tidal power.

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