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#wind energy

# wind-energy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

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.

# wind-energy - Monday 9 July, 2018

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

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

# wind-energy - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

# wind-energy - Thursday 15 September, 2016

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?

The new minister for natural resources wants more public consultation on the issue.

# wind-energy - Monday 29 February, 2016

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.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think Sponsored By Wind Energy This post contains a poll

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?

# wind-energy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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.

# wind-energy - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland? No Spin Zone This post contains a poll

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.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# wind-energy - Monday 15 September, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 20 April, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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″.

# wind-energy - Monday 14 April, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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

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

# wind-energy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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-energy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

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-energy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# wind-energy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes

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

# wind-energy - Monday 12 August, 2013

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.

# wind-energy - Monday 8 April, 2013

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.

# wind-energy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

# wind-energy - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Ireland to export wind energy to Britain

An agreement being signed today could see some of the largest wind turbines in the world erected in the Bog of Allen in the midlands.

# wind-energy - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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.

# wind-energy - Thursday 4 October, 2012

IWEA claims 30,000 jobs could be created in wind energy sector by 2020

The Irish Wind Energy Association today launched a new policy paper, which describes renewable energy exporting was “a significant national opportunity”.

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