State-backed Irish wind farm operator Greencoat Renewables has made its first acquisition outside of Ireland.
Ireland continues to be the worst performer in Europe when it comes to using renewable energy for home heating.
The Environment Minister Richard Bruton has said the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction has been approved.
The world’s fourth-largest economy has set 2038 as the deadline for reaching zero coal, not a moment too soon, say Johan Rockström and Owen Gaffney.
Cattle slurry is to be turned into enough gas to power 56,000 homes as part of multimillion euro project in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
Irish wind-farm operator Greencoat Renewables swung back into profit in the first half of the year, generating an after-tax surplus of €11.7m against a loss of just over €3.9m for the same period last year.
Greencoat Renewables has reported that it generated net cash of €13.4 million in the first six months of 2018.
The European power system can comfortably generate at least 35% of its electricity using renewable energy alone without major impacts on prices or system stability, researchers suggest.
Few things are more foolish than sanctioning a country to depend on gas, writes David Horgan.
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A national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat has secured Government approval, and will commence this year, writes Stephen Cadogan.
Householders can expect to pay an extra €20 on their electricity bills from October this year.
Despite a number of local authorities in Munster deferring solar-farm applications until the sector is more regularised, an unopposed application has been given the go-ahead in Co Waterford.
ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a deal to develop four solar farms across the Midlands to power 150,000 homes.
Subsidy costs for British offshore windfarms are likely to fall below that of new nuclear plants in next month’s UK government auction, the head of Siemens offshore wind turbines business has said.
This year looks set to be a defining one for Ireland’s energy landscape, writes Geoff Percival.
Communities are hitting back at a surge in solar farm construction spreading across the country with no specific planning guidelines in place to regulate them.
It is essential that Ireland cuts its dependence on imported energy. We still bring in something around 90% of our needs, a figure that makes us more vulnerable than is prudent in an increasingly fractured world.
A family from Templeglantine, West Limerick has won a national competition by leading energy provider Energia to find Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home.
Google says it is nearing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.
Irish energy firm Solar 21 has accused the Government of dragging its heels on renewable energy policy and costing the country hundreds of jobs in the process.
Ireland will, today, sign up to an international pact to foster cross-border co-operation in the development of an offshore renewable energy sector in northern Europe.
IF Ireland were a house, a visitor would surely conclude that a lot of money needs to be spent on the property.
The development of renewable energy in Ireland is at a crossroads.
Plans have been unveiled for €60m investment in solar farms in Clare and Kerry over the coming years.
Every part of the country has the potential to harness geothermal energy and the technology could play a key role in Ireland hitting its renewable energy targets.
A UCC spin-off company specialising in wave, tidal, and offshore windfarm technology hopes to make €10m- €15m per year in the next five years and has the potential to make significantly more.
Boosting renewable energy generation to meet global climate goals could save as much as $4.2trn (€3.75trn) a year by 2030, according to a report asking lawmakers to strengthen clean energy policies.
A maritime facility which will power the ‘blue economy” was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, over the weekend by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Ireland is poised to become an €8 billion ‘green energy’ hub on the back of a significant offshore windfarm project being planned for the north Irish Sea.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is set to officially open Ireland’s largest renewable energy test and research facility in Cork next weekend as part of the country’s first national maritime festival.
The Irish wind energy lobby has derided a Department of Health review which gave credence to ‘wind turbine syndrome’, describing the review as “extremely limited and incomplete”.
Commercial viability of wind exports ‘uncertain’.
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