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Limerick City and County Council welcome Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce Report

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joined Barry O’Sullivan, Chairman Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce at the historic Ardnacrusha hydro-electric dam to publish the Shannon Taskforce Report. It sets out a vision for the Shannon Estuary to become Ireland’s Atlantic Green Digital Corridor, and the lead location for Atlantic offshore wind. Pic. Brian Arthur

Limerick City and County Council is welcoming the Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce’s final report, which envisions the development of a green, digital powerhouse for the country

The Taskforce report outlines a transformation of the region into Ireland’s Atlantic Green Digital Corridor.

The report also envisions the Shannon Estuary as a lead location for Atlantic offshore wind energy generation.

It sets out clear targets, including the creation of 10,000 new green jobs by 2035 and 50,000 by 2050 as well as having 2GW of green energy capacity in development by 2030, and up to 30GW installed by 2050.


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Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell says it has the potential to reshape the economic and environmental landscape in the region:

“The Shannon Estuary Taskforce report presents us with a vision for the future that is ambitious but also very achievable. Delivering on the proposals would make this region a leader in renewable energy production in Ireland with huge potential for supplying Europe through technologies like hydrogen. I welcome the whole of Government approach as outlined by the Taoiseach at the launch of the report and I hope we will see swift decision making and action to turn this vision into a reality.”

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly said:

“This is a comprehensive report providing an exciting blueprint for how this region can become a driver for the green economy. The potential for offshore wind energy generation offered by the Shannon Estuary is limitless. There is a moral imperative to harness this renewable energy source as we continue to switch away from the use of fossil fuels. By doing so we open up significant opportunities for investment and job creation. It is a win, win.”

Read more on the launch of the Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce Report here
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