Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Today, renewable energy sources meet about 2% of Ireland’s total energy consumption. This figure breaks down in roughly equal proportions to heat from wood fuel in the domestic and wood processing sectors and electricity production from hydropower.
In 2002, the share of renewable energy in gross electrical consumption of the countries of the European Union contributed 13.4%. By 2010, it is the objective of the EU to raise this contribution to 22.1%.
EU policy also targets an increase in the contribution of renewables to 12% or Europe’s total energy by 2010."
"Renewable Energy," Sustainable Energy Ireland website (accessed Nov. 19, 2008)