Irish Energy Minister calls for clarity on fuel subsidies

» By | Published 04 Feb 2013

The European Commission needs to provide data to compare subsidies for renewables with the “far less transparent” subsidies for coal, oil, gas and nuclear, Irish Energy Minister and current EU President Pat Rabbitte says in the latest Wind Directions magazine.

Minister Rabbitte, who is one of the keynote speakers at the opening session of EWEA 2013 this morning, also warns that moving to a 2030 low carbon target would be damaging to the 2020 renewable energy target.

The minister also discusses energy security, highlighting the role of renewables in reducing future “volatility”.

Read the full interview and more in the latest Wind Directions