David Connolly

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Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

The total available capacity of the Republic’s wind energy is now 3,700 MW. Photograph: iStock

Wind provided 37 per cent of the State’s electricity in the first three months of 2019, a report from a wind energy lobby group has found. The Irish(...)

Dublin District Heating Scheme will be linked to Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ringsend. Construction is expected to begin by 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many thousands of heat sources in Irish cities and large towns wasting vast amounts of energy which could be harnessed to provide cheap, low(...)

In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

The net cost of wind energy for Irish consumers has amounted to less than €1 per person per year since 2000, according to a new report. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke

The net cost of wind energy for Irish consumers has amounted to less than €1 per person per year since 2000, according to a new report. The independe(...)

Banks co-funding these projects are worried that if they go ahead and build these wind farms and the March deadline is missed, then they do not qualify for REFIT scheme. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A total of 16 wind energy projects – with full planning permission and grid connection offers – “are at medium or high risk of not being built”, the I(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Andy Townsend in action against Belgium in November 1997. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time’s a goon. On Saturday, November 15th, 1997, the All Blacks came to Dublin to play in Ireland. The following Monday, an excited headline across th(...)

So far this year, 27.5% of Irish electricity production has come from wind energy. Photograph: iStock

The expansion of wind energy generation in Ireland over the 2000-2020 period had an associated net cost of just €1 per household a year, according to (...)

The report recommended  an increase wind power,  on and offshore, from an expected 5,400 megawatts (MW) in 2020 to 10,000 MW.

A group representing renewable energy providers is calling on the Government to aim for a target of 70 per cent of electricity generation to come from(...)

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