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# renewables - This year 2022

Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
# Ireland Going Green
# Ireland Going Green

Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 12:17 PM 30,629 Views 27 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year
# Renewables
# Renewables

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year

Aug 8th 2022, 7:07 AM 22,510 Views 52 Comments

July saw a two-fold increase in demand met by wind compared with the same period last year.

Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says

Mar 21st 2022, 1:49 PM 25,921 Views 98 Comments

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.

# renewables - All time

'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

Feb 28th 2020, 12:13 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.

Column: 'We are haemorrhaging €5-6bn per year to pay for expensive and dirty fuels'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'We are haemorrhaging €5-6bn per year to pay for expensive and dirty fuels'

May 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,252 Views 166 Comments

Our government itself is the biggest fossil fuel addict, given all of the excise duty and carbon taxes it collects, writes Grattan Healy.

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?
# Hinkley Point C
# Hinkley Point C

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Aug 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 22,045 Views 115 Comments

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

Poll: Should Ireland subsidise solar energy companies to develop here?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland subsidise solar energy companies to develop here?

Jun 5th 2016, 10:07 AM 17,112 Views 131 Comments

Ireland needs to meet EU renewable energy targets – with the prospect of serious financial penalties slapped on us if we don’t make them.

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel

Apr 24th 2016, 2:06 PM 24,859 Views 25 Comments

Solar Impulse 2 flew across the Pacific at night with no fuel.

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think
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# Sponsored By Wind Energy

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think

Jan 6th 2016, 3:50 PM 52,650 Views 110 Comments

Did you know we’re one of the most energy-dependent countries in Europe?

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered
# Off The Grid
# Off The Grid

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered

May 1st 2015, 2:45 PM 17,763 Views 58 Comments

It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.

An Irish company is behind the 'world's largest, commercial wave farm'
# Wave Hub
# Wave Hub

An Irish company is behind the 'world's largest, commercial wave farm'

Mar 31st 2015, 8:18 AM 23,371 Views 36 Comments

But will it work?

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?
# Community Energy
# Community Energy

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

Jun 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 946 Views 65 Comments

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.

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
# Johnson And Johnson
# Johnson And Johnson

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on

May 30th 2014, 7:44 AM 9,649 Views 81 Comments

Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland
# Wind Aware
# Wind Aware

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Apr 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,717 Views 113 Comments

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first
# Column
# Column

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Mar 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 213 Views 74 Comments

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
# Energy
# Energy

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"

Apr 27th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,458 Views 7 Comments

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.