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# wind-energy - This year 2022

EU plans 'emergency intervention' to halt energy price rise
# EU ENERGY
# EU ENERGY

EU plans 'emergency intervention' to halt energy price rise

Updated Aug 29th 2022, 5:15 PM 35,814 Views 25 Comments

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
# 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 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 13,157 Views 33 Comments

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
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

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

Mar 16th 2022, 5:29 PM 46,126 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.

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 20,980 Views 44 Comments

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

# wind-energy - Last year 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 19,471 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 - All time

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 13,290 Views 88 Comments

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
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

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

Jul 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 41,582 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,340 Views 73 Comments

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

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 19,044 Views 103 Comments

That is an all-time record.

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 11,339 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.

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 34,049 Views 290 Comments

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
# 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 22,534 Views 70 Comments

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
# 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 52,650 Views 110 Comments

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
# Electric Shocks
# Electric Shocks

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

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,468 Views 18 Comments

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?
# No Spin Zone
# No Spin Zone

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

Mar 19th 2015, 1:31 PM 11,955 Views 47 Comments

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
# 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 8,957 Views 38 Comments

It was not a good hair day.

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 11,614 Views 47 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

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

Aug 2nd 2014, 3:20 PM 14,769 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.

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 6,355 Views 77 Comments

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
# European Elections
# European Elections

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

Apr 20th 2014, 11:30 AM 6,731 Views 50 Comments

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
# 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 5,755 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 11,128 Views 164 Comments

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
# Exports
# Exports

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

Apr 14th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,218 Views 130 Comments

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
# Shelved
# Shelved

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

Apr 13th 2014, 11:56 AM 20,010 Views 260 Comments

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

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.

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 5,597 Views 103 Comments

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
# 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 27,520 Views 223 Comments

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
# Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way

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

Mar 13th 2014, 9:54 PM 11,004 Views 90 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Mar 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,488 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

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 12,056 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.

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 52 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.

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 28,861 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.

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 55 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.

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

Permission refused for Offaly wind farm

Jan 9th 2014, 3:42 PM 16,757 Views 155 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 338 Views 109 Comments

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

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 6,032 Views 66 Comments

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

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 7,628 Views 38 Comments

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

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 7,385 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.

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