Codling Bank

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Renewables accounted for 36 per cent of all electricity used in the Republic last year, a record likely to be surpassed in 2020.

Ireland’s electricity grid needs urgent investment to handle the increasing number of green energy projects due to begin generating power in coming ye(...)

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) has acquired a 50 per cent interest in a wind farm off the coast of Co Wicklow from a company linked to property developer Johnny Ronan.  Photograph: iStock

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) has acquired a 50 per cent interest in a wind farm off the coast of Co Wicklow from a company lin(...)

The successful bidder for the Codling Bank project, which would see hundreds of wind turbines erected in the Irish Sea, would have to spend hundreds of millions delivering the wind farm. Photograph: iStock

Major players in the oil and gas sector, including Shell, have expressed an interest in the €100 million sale of a wind farm project jointly owned by (...)

The renewed interest in the Codling Bank project is said to be driven by the central place afforded to offshore wind farms in the State’s climate action plan

ESB is among the final bidders for a wind farm project off the Wicklow coast which could ultimately have a value of up to €2 billion, The Irish Times (...)

An offshore wind farm off the coast of England, operated by Innogy Renewables.

After years of neglect, energy companies plan to sink almost €6 billion into the Irish Sea over the next half decade or so on offshore wind projects. (...)

Arklow Bank windfarm. The National Offshore Wind Association, which represents several offshore operators, said there was “no doubt that planning offshore is easier, because there’s nobody living there and we’ve done our environmental impact assessments”.

Offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea now offer the best prospect of exporting electricity to Britain, as the controversial proposals for the midlands (...)