Wind energy supplied 36.3 per cent of the electricity used in the Republic in 2020. Photograph: iStock

Wind generated almost 40 per cent of electricity used in the Republic last year but the industry is concerned at rising levels of “lost” power. Wind (...)

Energy companies plan to invest billions of euro in building on- and off-shore wind farms as the Republic bets heavily on renewable electricity Photograph: iStock

Most people in rural communities say they would back the construction of wind farms in their area, an industry survey says. Energy companies plan to (...)

Offshore wind energy is at the heart of Ireland’s climate plan to cut emissions in the electricity sector by two-thirds

Ireland has a pipeline of offshore wind projects big enough to deliver major decarbonisation and to meet key Government targets, but lack of a robust (...)

“There are around 250 wind farms now onshore in Ireland, and we probably need about another 80 by 2030, with maybe four, five or six more offshore wind farms.” Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine the scene, it is a bright, crisp October morning in 2030, yet the house, insulated heavily with the help of a State grant in 2027, is still re(...)

A significant amount of solar is being built and will be built across Ireland in the next two to three years, which will complement wind. Photograph: iStock

Expanding the national grid to increase capacity and stability is essential if Ireland is to meet growing demand. There is also the challenge of ensu(...)

Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renewable energy, but it has to convince people of the benefits first, Eirgrid’s chief executive has said. File photograh: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renew(...)

A report by the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) says planning decisions need to be made faster if the scale of renewable energy expansion in a very tight timeframe is to be realised. File photograph: Reuters

Ireland will miss the Climate Action Plan’s target of achieving 70 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 “because of a broken plannin(...)

A recent Irish Wind Energy Association report estimated that of 1,700 megawatts of battery capacity would be needed on the island of Ireland by 2030.

Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute has secured a deal to provide trading services to a €150 million electricity storage project in Co Offaly set t(...)

New price supports are based on an auction system that favours cheaper, more efficient energy generators. Photograph: iStock.

* More than 80 energy businesses will be celebrating news that they qualify for price supports under the Republic’s latest scheme to boost the provisi(...)

Renewable energy auction will help replace fossil fuels on the grid. Photograph: iStock

Nineteen new wind farms and 63 solar power projects have won contracts under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1), according to provision(...)

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