Warm welcome for Ireland's new offshore wind industrial strategy

08 Mar 2024

Ireland’s wind energy industry has warmly welcomed the publication today by Minister Simon Coveney of Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, which sets out how the Government will support the development of a thriving offshore wind industry in Ireland.

Noel Cunniffe, CEO of Wind Energy Ireland, said: “Offshore wind farms will cut our carbon emissions and make Ireland energy-independent.

But they also represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this country. Achieving Ireland’s 2050 offshore wind energy targets could be worth at least €38 billion to the Irish economy and today’s strategy puts renewable energy at the heart of Ireland’s economic future.

“We want to work with Minister Coveney to make sure that, as much as possible, the benefits from our offshore wind revolution stay in Ireland, creating Irish jobs, supporting local businesses and revitalising our coastal communities.”

A copy of the Industrial Strategy can be accessed on the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment's website here