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# Green Energy

This year
# Climate Change
G7 pledges to quit fossil fuels faster, but doesn't set new deadline on phasing out coal
The call to action comes as many developing countries step up demands for more help in phasing out fossil fuels and stabilising energy prices.
# Green Energy
EU states aim to double continent's renewable energy usage by 2030
The European Union Parliament and EU states reached a deal this morning to almost double the usage of renewable energy by 2030
All time
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.
# Green Light
By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses
Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and school buses will have sustainable-energy buses in their fleet by 2018.
# sponsored by sse airtricity
What are the Irish catchphrases for the next generation?
Take note.
# sponsored by sse airtricity
8 words for weather that only exist in Ireland
Repeat after us: Tá an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch…
# sponsored by sse airtrcity
What are the Irish catchphrases for the next generation?
Take note.
# the bride
The tallest building in the world will be an Iraqi skyscraper
With its iconic ‘veil’ of solar panels, the four-tower behemoth will produce as much energy as it consumes — a breakthrough in tall-building design.
# power play
ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.
How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
…Especially women and children.
# getting greener
ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year
Despite the good figures, Eamon Ryan is worried about a “lack of political will” on renewable energy.
# wind farms
Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.
# Making waves
Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.
Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion
Is nuclear fusion the answer to the world energy crisis? It might be the only future hope to power our planet.
# Get Energised
More turbines or less? Coal, wave, solar? Have your say
The government wants to know how you feel about the future of energy in Ireland.
# protest goes on
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.
# wind aware
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.
# Green Energy
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.
# Green Energy
IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores
The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year.
# Energy
Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses
Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.
# wind energy
90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source
A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.
# Green Energy
European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms
It is expected that the new expansion programme will increase the operational wind capacity of Bord Gáis by more than 50 per cent.
# green economy
Potential for 10,000 extra jobs in green economy by 2015 - Bruton
The Green economy is worth more than €3 trillion worldwide and employs more than 30 million people.
# Environment
Engineer challenges legality of renewable energy plan in High Court
Pat Swords claims the public have been denied their legal right to participate in planning and funding decisions for green energy projects.
Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car
Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.
# Jobswatch
Enda Kenny announces 145 new jobs in green energy
The positions will be created over the next three years at a Galway firm making small wind turbines for homes and farms.