DUBLIN, Ireland - Life in Ireland will significantly change once decarbonizing takes place. This shift in getting rid of fossil fuels will be a huge and complex project in the country.
Currently, the government is making preparations on a tight and demanding schedule. They are to work on uptaking electric vehicles, retrofitting houses, diversifying agriculture, deploying renewable energy, and reducing food waste.
Renewable energy will then make-up 70% of all power-generated structures in Ireland within 12 years with the help of Europe's interconnectors and offshore winds.
Communities and citizens are expected to get involved in the micro-generation of power and, at the same time, enjoy the benefits of this energy revolution. The carrot approach will initially apply as the Government tries to push lifestyle changes, particularly in peoples' purchasing habits.
What follows are incentives, information, one-stop stores, and low-cost finance. Retrofitting homes in particular involves complications as it's a huge expense to insulate buildings extensively and achieve the benefits of electric motors and heat pumps that will replace oil and gas-fired boilers. Citizens can expect lifestyle changes and more regulations to advance this initiative.