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From TheJournal.ie Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation Unfair Dismissal

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is the second-worst performing EU member state in tackling climate change' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This morning's wind generated enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes Power Up
From TheJournal.ie BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad Energy Independence

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture Breath Of Fresh Air

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

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 Ireland's wind energy on Sunday night was enough to power almost 1.5 million homes Great Drying Out
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 Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact Tipperary

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.

From TheJournal.ie Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year Turbines

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.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels European Elections

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests Protest Goes On

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House Wind Energy

'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″.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now Exports

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.

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 New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation Breath Of Fresh Air

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.

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 Wind turbines height increase refused as it will impact on scenic Donegal Wild Atlantic Way

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.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan In Doubt

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.

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 These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland Turbines

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows Power Trip

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.

From TheJournal.ie Permission refused for Offaly wind farm Green Energy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland's rural community is being ignored over wind energy concerns Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie How students, farmers and priests are powering 3,500 homes Wind At Their Backs

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.

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 90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source Wind Energy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same Fracking

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence Energy

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.

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?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to export wind energy to Britain Turbines

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.

From TheJournal.ie European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms Green Energy

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.

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