Ireland suffers man-made electricity emergency

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Ireland's Cliffs of Moher (Pixabay)
Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher (Pixabay)

(THE NEW AMERICAN) – Ireland’s growing electricity demand and the planned shutting down of aging gas-fired power stations have led to the need for backup generators to help keep the lights on across the Emerald Isle for at least the next few winters.

The Telegraph reported that “mobile turbines, described as ‘effectively jet engines’, are set to be installed in areas including Dublin and nearby County Meath.” The generators were ordered by Environment Minister Eamon Ryan last year as a “last resort” due to the expected energy shortfall.

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That energy shortfall intensified as the war in Ukraine led to fuel supply issues, and as domestic fossil-fuel energy generation is being sunset to achieve clean-energy goals, the island has become more reliant on gas imports.

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