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#Renewable Energy

From TheJournal.ie ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast Renewable Energy

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

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Wildlife Trust lodges objection to Bord na Móna windfarm in Co Longford Turbines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030 Renewable Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel Renewable Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines Pay Now Or Pay Later

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

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

From TheJournal.ie 'National guidance' on solar farms needed after Ireland's biggest project is rejected Resource And Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill OFF TARGET

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Large-scale solar farms are coming to Ireland as plans for over 20 projects unveiled Hello Sunshine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales Renewable Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon Up Our Game This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why being sustainable makes for good business Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

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

From TheJournal.ie Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB Electric Shocks

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans Tilting At Windmills

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support 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.

From TheJournal.ie Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU Cattle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe The Price Of Power

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine NIMBY

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.

From TheJournal.ie No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland Clean Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology Making Waves

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe Fuel Cell Car

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important? Community Energy

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.

From TheJournal.ie This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient Green Isle

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

And they did it all through wind and water power.

From TheJournal.ie It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan Shelved

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill Ratio

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem Good As New

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie €29m investment for marine renewable energy research centre creates 77 jobs Renewable Energy

€29m investment for marine renewable energy research centre creates 77 jobs

The centre will conduct world-leading research on all aspects of marine renewable energy.

From TheJournal.ie 500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007 Renewable Energy

500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007

The increasing use of biofuel saved taxpayers over €300 million in gas import taxes in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

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