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#Renewable Energy

# renewable-energy - Friday 30 July, 2021

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
# Climate Security Threat
# Climate Security Threat

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,443 Views 115 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions

Jul 15th 2021, 3:17 PM 12,040 Views 17 Comments

The company says it will be able to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy by 2030.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,721 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Ireland ranks second last in EU for meeting 2020 renewable energy targets
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Ireland ranks second last in EU for meeting 2020 renewable energy targets

Apr 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 25,766 Views 84 Comments

Only the Netherlands was behind Ireland in meeting the goals.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 28 November, 2019

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast

Nov 28th 2019, 8:56 AM 12,719 Views 37 Comments

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Irish Wildlife Trust lodges objection to Bord na Móna windfarm in Co Longford
# Turbines
# Turbines

Irish Wildlife Trust lodges objection to Bord na Móna windfarm in Co Longford

Mar 28th 2019, 4:55 PM 10,028 Views 41 Comments

An outcome on the planning application for the 24-turbine windfarm is expected in July.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action
# Opinion
# Opinion

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action

Mar 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,607 Views 93 Comments

Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.

# renewable-energy - Monday 25 March, 2019

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030?

Mar 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 22,709 Views 101 Comments

The country has missed other climate change targets in the past.

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Mar 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,098 Views 55 Comments

Bruton was speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend.

# renewable-energy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,220 Views 24 Comments

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines
# Pay Now Or Pay Later
# Pay Now Or Pay Later

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Jan 4th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,782 Views 78 Comments

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Ireland now has a renewable heat plan, but lessons have been learned from 'cash for ash'
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

Ireland now has a renewable heat plan, but lessons have been learned from 'cash for ash'

Dec 7th 2017, 6:36 PM 13,313 Views 21 Comments

It aims to reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuel heating systems, and provides financial incentives for renewable heat generation.

'It'll devastate the countryside': Laois locals object to one of Ireland's biggest solar farms
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

'It'll devastate the countryside': Laois locals object to one of Ireland's biggest solar farms

Dec 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 2,488 Views 8 Comments

The project is planned for a site the size of nearly 200 soccer pitches.

Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'
# Strategic Communications
# Strategic Communications

Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'

Dec 7th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,738 Views 14 Comments

“We have learned from the mistakes in Northern Ireland,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# renewable-energy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

Sep 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 10,106 Views 19 Comments

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 39,619 Views 117 Comments

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'National guidance' on solar farms needed after Ireland's biggest project is rejected
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

'National guidance' on solar farms needed after Ireland's biggest project is rejected

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:07 PM 1,070 Views 0 Comments

The Wexford development was to be spread on a site of more than 200 acres.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill
# OFF TARGET
# OFF TARGET

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 PM 263 Views 2 Comments

The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Large-scale solar farms are coming to Ireland as plans for over 20 projects unveiled
# Hello Sunshine
# Hello Sunshine

Large-scale solar farms are coming to Ireland as plans for over 20 projects unveiled

Jan 19th 2017, 5:11 PM 1,193 Views 1 Comment

Work on the farms, to be built in the south and east of the country, will start in 2018.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 12 January, 2017

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales

Jan 12th 2017, 10:59 PM 17,324 Views 41 Comments

The company behind it says the station would generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon
# Up Our Game
# Up Our Game

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon

Dec 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,296 Views 183 Comments

Alex White talked energy and climate change with TheJournal.ie yesterday.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)

Aug 11th 2015, 1:33 PM 15,491 Views 29 Comments

A system whereby hot water or steam could be pumped from the brewery to the new hospital is being investigated.

# renewable-energy - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Why being sustainable makes for good business
# Lean And Green
# Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

Apr 1st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,407 Views 47 Comments

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

# renewable-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 16,447 Views 18 Comments

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

# renewable-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 11,930 Views 47 Comments

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

# renewable-energy - Sunday 15 March, 2015

There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans
# Tilting At Windmills
# Tilting At Windmills

There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans

Mar 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 30,170 Views 192 Comments

And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 30 October, 2014

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
# Power Play
# Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,870 Views 66 Comments

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU
# Cattle
# Cattle

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,496 Views 52 Comments

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

# renewable-energy - Monday 13 October, 2014

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe
# The Price Of Power
# The Price Of Power

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

Oct 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 27,986 Views 72 Comments

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

# renewable-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 11,580 Views 47 Comments

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

# renewable-energy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
# Clean Energy
# Clean Energy

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Sep 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 9,018 Views 55 Comments

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# renewable-energy - Thursday 31 July, 2014

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year
# Getting Greener
# Getting Greener

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year

Jul 31st 2014, 4:09 PM 5,279 Views 25 Comments

Despite the good figures, Eamon Ryan is worried about a “lack of political will” on renewable energy.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

Jul 8th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,566 Views 42 Comments

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

# renewable-energy - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe
# Fuel Cell Car
# Fuel Cell Car

Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe

Jun 25th 2014, 12:11 PM 11,810 Views 35 Comments

Japanese carmaker says its new fuel cell vehicle can travel about 700km before refuelling.

# renewable-energy - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?
# Community Energy
# Community Energy

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

Jun 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 894 Views 65 Comments

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.

# renewable-energy - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient
# Green Isle
# Green Isle

This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient

Apr 29th 2014, 9:15 PM 33,749 Views 32 Comments

And they did it all through wind and water power.

# renewable-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 19,858 Views 260 Comments

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

# renewable-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 26,179 Views 224 Comments

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

# renewable-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 43 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.

# renewable-energy - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production?

Jan 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 100 Views 72 Comments

A national renewable energy planning strategy should consider all technologies – not just wind – while proper planning can address fears surrounding adverse local environmental impacts, writes Seán O’Leary.

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