About Bord na Móna
Bord na Móna is an Irish, semi-state climate solutions company helping lead Ireland towards a climate neutral future. Bord na Móna has been serving communities for over 90 years, always rising to meet the needs of the day. It was founded in 1934 as The Turf Development Board to enhance national energy security through peat harvesting and became Bord na Móna in 1946. Today, we have radically changed our approach to face an even greater challenge ; climate change. We have ended peat harvesting and now focus on developing climate solutions in renewable energy, sustainable waste management, carbon storage, and biodiversity conservation.
Ireland has committed to ambitious climate goals and Bord na Móna’s climate solutions are helping to achieve them. Our vision is to help Ireland reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This means helping to remove the same amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere that are released. To power a net zero future, we are expanding our renewable energy infrastructure. We have been constructing and maintaining large- scale infrastructure for decades. Today, we are using that experience to build renewable energy developments across the country. These developments are transforming the way we generate and consume energy.
Ireland has committed to generating 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. We are working across wind, solar, biomass and biogas to help achieve this target and to provide energy security for future generations.
At ESB, we have been Ireland's foremost energy company since our establishment in 1927. We are driven to make a difference by achieving zero carbon emissions by 2040. Our commitment to providing clean, affordable and reliable energy directly supports the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals 7, 9 and 16. Read more about our Driven to Make a Difference: Net Zero by 2040 here .
We are a strong, diversified utility operating right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution, to supply. We also work in other related sectors where we can make a difference, including telecommunications, electric vehicle charging, home retrofits and more.
At ESB, we believe that electricity is a social good that should be accessible and affordable for all. We also believe in acting with integrity and transparency, protecting the world around us and creating an inclusive and flexible culture that protects and empowers people. Across our diverse range of businesses, we use our capability and expertise to develop smart and sustainable energy solutions to tackle climate change, one of the biggest challenges facing society today.
By delivering reliable, affordable and sustainable solutions for a zero-carbon world, we continue to transform lives and enable social and economic progress and change.