Environment and the Climate Emergency

In 2019, Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity crisis. Ireland must act now to help address this crisis and to protect future generations from the devastating consequences of climate change.

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The proposed Mac Lir Offshore Wind Farm project can play a key part in protecting our environment for future generations and help with the transition to a climate neutral economy in Ireland no later than 2050.

Development activities

To help us understand the potential opportunity at the site, Source Galileo and our partners have been gathering essential environmental data for the project. This data allows our team to better understand the environmental and physical characteristics of the site and it will inform ongoing site suitability assessments.

Site surveys and environmental assessments are planned to continue throughout the development phase over a two-to-three-year period. Once all assessments are complete and the project team are confident that the project design has been optimised, Source Galileo will submit a planning application for the wind farm to the relevant authority.

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"We need to act on the commitments made in the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan. Deploying offshore renewable energy at scale will help decarbonise Ireland’s energy supply. It will also greatly enhance energy security for electricity consumers."

Peter Campbell, Head of Offshore at Source Galileo

Keeping you informed

Developing an offshore wind farm is an incremental process. At each step along the way we will share information and provide opportunities for our stakeholders to engage with us and help shape the project.

Together we can create a project that makes lasting and positive environmental contributions, while at the same time creating local and regional investment and improving our quality of life. It will also mean cleaner, more secure, home-grown energy for Irish homes and businesses.

You can stay up-to-date about progress on the project and upcoming public consultations by checking in regularly with our news section.

Keeping you informed