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# renewables

This year
The Explainer: What is hydrogen power, and could it replace coal, oil, and gas?
James Carton, assistant professor in Sustainable Energy with DCU and an academic advisor to the United Nations on hydrogen, joins us on this week’s podcast to discuss this lesser spotted form of energy. How do you make it? Where could it be used instead of fossil fuels? Could it be part of a clean energy future, or does it amount to simply greenwashing?
North Sea Summit: Ireland and UK need to cooperate on offshore wind energy, says Eamon Ryan
A report by
Lauren Boland
Nine countries have agreed to ramp up capacity for harnessing offshore wind to generate power.
Govt must invest in ports in order to build offshore wind energy projects, report finds
Belfast is currently the only port on the island of Ireland that is capable of constructing offshore wind farms.
Last year
Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
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
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
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.
All time
'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up
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'
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?
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?
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
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
Did you know we’re one of the most energy-dependent countries in Europe?
Tesla wants your home to be battery powered
It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.
An Irish company is behind the 'world's largest, commercial wave farm'
But will it work?
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.
Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
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 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
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"
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.