January 2016 saw the launch of the “Wind Energy - The Power to Power Ourselves” campaign across many Irish media platforms. Using powerful imagery and audio, the campaign is intended to raise awareness of Ireland’s potential to harness wind energy to meet the country’s energy needs.
An astonishing 85% of our Ireland’s energy needs are imported from abroad, either through fossil fuels or electricity directly from the UK grid. We’re at the mercy of volatile global market prices. Harnessing wind energy – along with other renewable resources – could end that reliance, restoring our energy independence and showing the world how to live without fossil fuels.
There are few places on earth better located to harness the power of the wind. Ireland’s unique position on the edge of the Atlantic might bring some inclement weather, but it surrounds us with a valuable natural resource.
As a nation, Ireland has a long and proud history of punching above our weight. We’ve shown the world how a small country can be a leader on the global stage. And now we have the chance to do so again, but this opportunity has far reaching consequences for Ireland and the entire planet.
More details on “Wind Energy - The Power to Power Ourselves” campaign is available via the following links:
bit.ly/1MvN8pQ and www.windenergy.ie
Twitter: @windenergy_ie #eightyfive15