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#Renewable Energy

# renewable-energy - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Exclusive

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Ireland ranks second last in EU for meeting 2020 renewable energy targets

Only the Netherlands was behind Ireland in meeting the goals.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 28 November, 2019

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Irish Wildlife Trust lodges objection to Bord na Móna windfarm in Co Longford

An outcome on the planning application for the 24-turbine windfarm is expected in July.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action

Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.

# renewable-energy - Monday 25 March, 2019

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030?

The country has missed other climate change targets in the past.

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Bruton was speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Ireland now has a renewable heat plan, but lessons have been learned from 'cash for ash'

It aims to reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuel heating systems, and provides financial incentives for renewable heat generation.

'It'll devastate the countryside': Laois locals object to one of Ireland's biggest solar farms

The project is planned for a site the size of nearly 200 soccer pitches.

Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'

“We have learned from the mistakes in Northern Ireland,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# renewable-energy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'National guidance' on solar farms needed after Ireland's biggest project is rejected

The Wexford development was to be spread on a site of more than 200 acres.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill

The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Large-scale solar farms are coming to Ireland as plans for over 20 projects unveiled

Work on the farms, to be built in the south and east of the country, will start in 2018.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 12 January, 2017

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales

The company behind it says the station would generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon Up Our Game This post contains videos

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon

Alex White talked energy and climate change with yesterday.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)

A system whereby hot water or steam could be pumped from the brewery to the new hospital is being investigated.

# renewable-energy - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Why being sustainable makes for good business

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

# renewable-energy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB

Profits are down at the semi-state, but it’s still delivering a €300 million windfall to the government.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland? No Spin Zone This post contains a poll

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?

There has been a lot of debate about the country’s energy mix for the future.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 15 March, 2015

There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans

And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 30 October, 2014

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

# renewable-energy - Monday 13 October, 2014

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

# renewable-energy - Monday 15 September, 2014

The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine

The Labour Party deputy leader was speaking to local radio in Waterford this morning.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 31 July, 2014

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year

Despite the good figures, Eamon Ryan is worried about a “lack of political will” on renewable energy.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

# renewable-energy - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe

Japanese carmaker says its new fuel cell vehicle can travel about 700km before refuelling.

# renewable-energy - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

We are at a crossroads in Ireland in terms of energy; check out this 5 point plan about why community-owned renewables could be the answer.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient

And they did it all through wind and water power.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan

Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem

Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.

# renewable-energy - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production?

A national renewable energy planning strategy should consider all technologies – not just wind – while proper planning can address fears surrounding adverse local environmental impacts, writes Seán O’Leary.

# renewable-energy - Saturday 16 November, 2013

€29m investment for marine renewable energy research centre creates 77 jobs

The centre will conduct world-leading research on all aspects of marine renewable energy.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007

The increasing use of biofuel saved taxpayers over €300 million in gas import taxes in 2011.

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