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# Renewable Energy

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.
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.
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.
This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient
And they did it all through wind and water power.
It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan
Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.
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.
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.
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.
€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.
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.
IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores
The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year.
Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?
Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?
These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone
Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.
Potential for 10,000 extra jobs in green economy by 2015 - Bruton
The Green economy is worth more than €3 trillion worldwide and employs more than 30 million people.
IWEA claims 30,000 jobs could be created in wind energy sector by 2020
The Irish Wind Energy Association today launched a new policy paper, which describes renewable energy exporting was “a significant national opportunity”.
Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car
Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.
Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession
Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.
Column: Renewable power can save the environment… and our economy
Ireland’s weather is an incredible resource – and learning to use it could be the key to our future, writes Pat McGill.
Column: Wind farms aren’t the answer, they’re the problem
Wind farms are touted as the green solution to our energy needs, but just try living near one, writes Peter Crossan.
Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.
Airtricity to increase prices by up to 21 per cent this autumn
Electricity prices will be increased by 12.3 per cent from next month, while gas prices go up by 21.2 per cent in October.
Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.
Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.
Irish energy group announces €210m loss
New wind farm to create 300 jobs in Clare
Ireland’s largest cooperative wind farm project gets go-ahead.
Grass and waste 'could help solve energy crisis'
Grass, garbage and cattle droppings could all be used to produce natural gas.