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# wind-energy - Monday 9 May, 2022

Ireland has strongest April on record for generating wind energy
# Blown Away
# Blown Away

Ireland has strongest April on record for generating wind energy

May 9th 2022, 5:02 PM 13,116 Views 33 Comments

The CEO of Wind Energy Ireland has called for increased development of renewable energy.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway

Mar 16th 2022, 5:29 PM 45,321 Views 33 Comments

The construction of the wind farm in 2003 was linked to a landslide that led to the death of around 50,000 fish and tonnes of dislodged peat.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Opposition to wind farm near Cork's scenic Gougane Barra raised in Dáil
# Renewable
# Renewable

Opposition to wind farm near Cork's scenic Gougane Barra raised in Dáil

Feb 8th 2022, 8:45 PM 20,875 Views 44 Comments

A Cork TD said the move has taken locals “very, very much by surprise”.

# wind-energy - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze

Oct 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 18,380 Views 33 Comments

Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

# wind-energy - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,275 Views 88 Comments

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# wind-energy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

Jul 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 41,559 Views 0 Comments

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wind-energy - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Ireland is the second-worst performing EU member state in tackling climate change'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is the second-worst performing EU member state in tackling climate change'

Jul 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,330 Views 73 Comments

That’s where offshore wind energy comes in, writes Stephen Wheeler.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

This morning's wind generated enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes
# Power Up
# Power Up

This morning's wind generated enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes

Jan 11th 2017, 6:20 PM 19,027 Views 103 Comments

That is an all-time record.

# wind-energy - Thursday 15 September, 2016

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
# Energy Independence
# Energy Independence

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

Sep 15th 2016, 6:35 PM 11,323 Views 19 Comments

A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.

# wind-energy - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?

May 8th 2016, 9:59 AM 33,966 Views 288 Comments

The new minister for natural resources wants more public consultation on the issue.

# wind-energy - Monday 29 February, 2016

The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture
# Breath Of Fresh Air
# Breath Of Fresh Air

The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture

Feb 29th 2016, 4:52 PM 22,520 Views 70 Comments

The energy fund is set to start work on several wind farms in Ireland this year.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 6th 2016, 3:50 PM 52,596 Views 110 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,454 Views 18 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?
# No Spin Zone
# No Spin Zone

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

Mar 19th 2015, 1:31 PM 11,939 Views 50 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Ireland's wind energy on Sunday night was enough to power almost 1.5 million homes
# Great Drying Out
# Great Drying Out

Ireland's wind energy on Sunday night was enough to power almost 1.5 million homes

Dec 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,943 Views 38 Comments

It was not a good hair day.

# wind-energy - Monday 15 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,592 Views 47 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact

Aug 2nd 2014, 3:20 PM 14,751 Views 140 Comments

Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.

# wind-energy - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year
# Turbines
# Turbines

Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year

Jun 15th 2014, 1:14 PM 6,339 Views 77 Comments

Members of the public have been granted access to a number of wind farms to mark the day.

# wind-energy - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
# European Elections
# European Elections

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels

Apr 20th 2014, 11:30 AM 6,716 Views 50 Comments

Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests
# Protest Goes On
# Protest Goes On

Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests

Apr 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,737 Views 63 Comments

Campaigners claim that nothing has changed after the weekend’s announcement that a deal couldn’t reached with the UK on wind energy export.

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House

Apr 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,108 Views 164 Comments

Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.

# wind-energy - Monday 14 April, 2014

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now
# Exports
# Exports

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now

Apr 14th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,201 Views 130 Comments

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

# wind-energy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 13th 2014, 11:56 AM 19,956 Views 260 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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 6,686 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.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation
# Breath Of Fresh Air
# Breath Of Fresh Air

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

Apr 9th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,585 Views 103 Comments

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 8th 2014, 4:06 PM 27,212 Views 224 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Wind turbines height increase refused as it will impact on scenic Donegal
# Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way

Wind turbines height increase refused as it will impact on scenic Donegal

Mar 13th 2014, 9:54 PM 10,983 Views 90 Comments

Donegal County Council said the turbines height would impact in a negative way on Kinnagoe Bay.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Mar 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,480 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# wind-energy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan
# In Doubt
# In Doubt

Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan

Mar 9th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,040 Views 105 Comments

The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem
# Good As New
# Good As New

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

Mar 4th 2014, 7:16 PM 49 Views 14 Comments

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 23 February, 2014

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
# Turbines
# Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,690 Views 276 Comments

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

# wind-energy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows
# Power Trip
# Power Trip

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows

Feb 20th 2014, 1:09 PM 49 Views 74 Comments

Ireland’s economic future is in our hands once again, let’s learn from the past and not mess it up with an unworkable energy policy, writes Steven O’Hanlon.

# wind-energy - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Permission refused for Offaly wind farm
# Green Energy
# Green Energy

Permission refused for Offaly wind farm

Jan 9th 2014, 3:42 PM 16,730 Views 155 Comments

An Bord Pleanála said the ten 110 metre wind turbines at Cloghan would injure the visual amenities of the area.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: Ireland's rural community is being ignored over wind energy concerns
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's rural community is being ignored over wind energy concerns

Jan 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 318 Views 109 Comments

Ireland’s rural citizens are victims of abusive domestic planning and an externally-driven energy policy from Europe, writes Declan Doyle.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes
# Wind At Their Backs
# Wind At Their Backs

How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes

Sep 18th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,017 Views 66 Comments

A community-owned windfarm in Tipperary can generate enough power to supply Nenagh with electricity.

# wind-energy - Monday 12 August, 2013

IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores
# Green Energy
# Green Energy

IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores

Aug 12th 2013, 1:58 PM 7,613 Views 38 Comments

The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year.

# wind-energy - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,369 Views 99 Comments

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# wind-energy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
# Fracking
# Fracking

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 38 Views 108 Comments

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence
# Energy
# Energy

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Feb 13th 2013, 2:11 PM 11,973 Views 74 Comments

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

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