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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# renewables

Last year
Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.
# renewables
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.
# Oil and Gas
Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.
All time
'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up
Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.
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.
# hinkley point c
Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?
Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland subsidise solar energy companies to develop here?
Ireland needs to meet EU renewable energy targets – with the prospect of serious financial penalties slapped on us if we don’t make them.
This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel
Solar Impulse 2 flew across the Pacific at night with no fuel.
# sponsored by wind energy
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?
# Off The Grid
Tesla wants your home to be battery powered
It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.
# wave hub
An Irish company is behind the 'world's largest, commercial wave farm'
But will it work?
Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?
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.
# Johnson and Johnson
Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.
# 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.
Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first
Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.
# Energy
Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.