The government has been warned that their carbon emissions target will not be achieved unless there is a complete transformation of the planning system.
The claim came in a report, published by Wind Energy Ireland, says that some progress has been made.
However, it also states that existing strategies, plans and targets need to be stepped up.
Ireland is at risk of not meeting a 51 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2030.
The report comes as Donegal County Council discusses further restrictions to wind energy developments in their county development plan, and opposition grows to a number of proposed wind farms here.
The CEO of Wind Energy Ireland, Noel Cunniffe, says the pace of delivering sustainable energy projects is too slow.