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

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

Fri 12:05 AM 52,505 Views 114 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.
Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions
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Bord na Móna to create 885 new jobs in midlands as it focuses on climate solutions

Jul 15th 2021, 3:17 PM 12,009 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,543 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.

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

Apr 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 25,635 Views 84 Comments

Only the Netherlands was behind Ireland in meeting the goals.

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

Nov 28th 2019, 8:56 AM 12,714 Views 37 Comments

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

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

Mar 28th 2019, 4:55 PM 10,022 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,602 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.

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

Mar 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 22,707 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
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Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Mar 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,096 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,217 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,781 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.

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

Dec 7th 2017, 6:36 PM 13,312 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
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'It'll devastate the countryside': Laois locals object to one of Ireland's biggest solar farms

Dec 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 2,486 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'
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Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'

Dec 7th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,736 Views 13 Comments

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

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy
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'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 10,104 Views 19 Comments

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

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Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 39,614 Views 117 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2017, 5:11 PM 1,188 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jan 12th 2017, 10:59 PM 17,323 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,278 Views 183 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2015, 1:33 PM 15,486 Views 29 Comments

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

Why being sustainable makes for good business
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# Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

Apr 1st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,404 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,442 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?
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# No Spin Zone

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

Mar 19th 2015, 1:31 PM 11,927 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 30,143 Views 192 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,866 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,487 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 27,973 Views 71 Comments

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

The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine
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The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine

Sep 15th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,579 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 9,016 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2014, 4:09 PM 5,277 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,561 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jun 25th 2014, 12:11 PM 11,808 Views 35 Comments

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

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?
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Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

Jun 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 881 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.

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

Apr 29th 2014, 9:15 PM 33,710 Views 34 Comments

And they did it all through wind and water power.

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

Apr 13th 2014, 11:56 AM 19,836 Views 260 Comments

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

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill
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The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Apr 8th 2014, 4:06 PM 25,989 Views 224 Comments

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

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem
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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.

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

Jan 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 96 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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