David Connolly

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Wind will provide two-thirds of Ireland’s total energy needs by 2050, the report predicts. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

An energy system with net-zero emissions is achievable in Ireland by 2050 with likely benefits going far beyond addressing the climate crisis, accordi(...)

The conference was told that Eirgrid would be implementing measures to increase the security of Irish electricity supply. File photograph: Getty

Cutting Ireland’s carbon emissions by half over the next decade will be immensely challenging but it is achievable, according to Minister for the Envi(...)

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(...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

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(...)

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(...)

David Connolly: generous, brilliant and witty

With the death of David Connolly on April 28th at the early age of 37, Ireland has lost a musician and academic of high achievement and even greater p(...)

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