Renewable Energy

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Leanamore Wind Farm in Co Kerry, SSE's newest onshore wind farm, which entered full commercial operation in February 2018. Wind and tidal projects will be key to Ireland meeting 2030 targets.

All will change, change utterly. The Irish energy sector is about to enter a decade of unprecedented growth, fostered by a series of new supports from(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Reuters

In early 2002, the Government signed off on Ireland’s first offshore wind farm. It would be the world’s largest, a 520 MW giant of power generation, e(...)

Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

Engineers climb a turbine inspection ladder on the Airtricity wind farm on the Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea. Photograph: David O'Brien

Stephen Wheeler of SSE Ireland is a forceful critic of Ireland’s failure to respond adequately to climate change. His consistent stance is driven by f(...)

It is possible ‘to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy’ while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has said.

It is possible “to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy” while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has sai(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten: BNRG Renewables hopes he will set out the quantum of an annual auction for the years ahead.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish solar company BNRG Renewables has begun construction of a portfolio of 10 solar photovoltaic projects totalling 35 Megawatts (MW) in the US stat(...)

New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

Greencoat Renewables: turbines at the company’s Knockacummer wind farm, in Co Cork

The Irish renewable-infrastructure company Greencoat Renewables has agreed to buy Lisdowney, a 9.2MW wind farm in Co Kilkenny, for €22.5 million. The(...)

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