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Our Sustainability Leadership Plan

Through electricity as an enabler of regeneration, we are driven to make a difference for planet, place and people. This summary of our Sustainability Leadership Plan sets out our key ambitions and the actions we will take, as they relate to these three pillars.

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Progress on our Sustainability Leadership Plan

We will, on an ongoing basis, provide further details of our actions, targets and progress in delivering our Sustainability Leadership Plan.

As outlined in our Addressing Climate Change area of focus, we committed to publishing our own roadmap to Net Zero by 2040 with 2030 targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Please see below a link to the report. 

ESB Net Zero Pathway Report 2024
Our Journey to Net Zero Emissions

We are taking urgent and focused action to deliver net zero emissions by 2040, helping Ireland to reach its climate goals while supporting our customers and communities.

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Net Zero in Action at ESB

Supporting our Communities video
Supporting our Communities

Our wind farm community benefit funds distribute over €1m in funding to community projects and initiatives across Ireland every year. This is the story of how this funding helped to establish a state of the art athletics facility in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

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1 Giga Watt of solar PV now energised on Ireland’s electricity network

This scale of connections is underpinned by ESB Networks sustained investment in a cleaner, more resilient, and more flexible electricity system. It is reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuels and ultimately delivering the electricity network for Ireland’s clean, electric future.

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Building a Business for Biodiversity

Geoff Hamilton, Sustainability Project Manager, gives an insight into how we are managing our activities to avoid significant impact on habitats and why we are one of the first participants in the new Business for Biodiversity initiative.

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Investing in a Hydrogen Energy Future video
Investing in a Hydrogen Energy Future

Aodhan McAleer, Hydrogen Manager, explains why hydrogen is critical to unlocking Ireland's energy future.

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