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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# wind energy

This year
Wind power temporarily outpaced electricity demand yesterday for the first time in Ireland
Wind generation exceeded demand for electricity in the early hours of yesterday morning.
July was a record month for wind energy usage in Ireland, report shows
Irish wind farms provided a third of the island’s electricity over the first seven months of 2023.
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
EU plans 'emergency intervention' to halt energy price rise
The EU Commission president said €300 billion would be invested to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy sources.
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 has strongest April on record for generating wind energy
The CEO of Wind Energy Ireland has called for increased development of renewable energy.
ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway
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.
Opposition to wind farm near Cork's scenic Gougane Barra raised in Dáil
A Cork TD said the move has taken locals “very, very much by surprise”.
All time
Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.
Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.
Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation
The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.
'Ireland is the second-worst performing EU member state in tackling climate change'
That’s where offshore wind energy comes in, writes Stephen Wheeler.
This morning's wind generated enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes
That is an all-time record.
BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
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.
Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?
The new minister for natural resources wants more public consultation on the issue.
The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture
The energy fund is set to start work on several wind farms in Ireland this year.
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?
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.
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.
Ireland's wind energy on Sunday night was enough to power almost 1.5 million homes
It was not a good hair day.
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.
Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact
Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.
Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year
Members of the public have been granted access to a number of wind farms to mark the day.
Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.
Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests
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 Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.
Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now
He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.
It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan
Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.
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.
Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation
The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.
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.
Wind turbines height increase refused as it will impact on scenic Donegal
Donegal County Council said the turbines height would impact in a negative way on Kinnagoe Bay.
Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan
The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.
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.
These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.
Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows
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.
Permission refused for Offaly wind farm
An Bord Pleanála said the ten 110 metre wind turbines at Cloghan would injure the visual amenities of the area.
Column: Ireland's rural community is being ignored over wind energy concerns
Ireland’s rural citizens are victims of abusive domestic planning and an externally-driven energy policy from Europe, writes Declan Doyle.