Renewable Energy

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National electricity grid operator Eirgrid will hold the first Renewable Energy Support Scheme auction for offshore wind next year. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

The Government is seeking feedback on proposals to back offshore wind energy projects with guaranteed prices. The State aims to have offshore wind fa(...)

 Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has admitted that ‘some’ fossil fuels will be needed to back up renewable power. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Data centres get a bad press because of the huge quantities of electricity used to process the vast amounts of information created by an increasingly (...)

The first projects covered by the Berenberg deal are likely to be ready for construction in the final three months of next year, according to Elgin. Photograph: iStock

German bank Berenberg will loan €36 million to Irish group Elgin Energy to back the development of solar power projects in the Republic and UK. Elgin(...)

A Spanish-British joint venture plans two offshore electricity generators in the Irish Sea in an estimated €5.5 billion development.

A Spanish-British joint venture plans two offshore electricity generators in the Irish Sea in an estimated €5.5 billion development. Offshore Wind Lt(...)

Submissions described the proposals as ‘a total travesty of the rights of citizens’. Photograph: Getty

The Department of Housing received nearly 300 submissions about controversial plans to tackle the number of legal cases being taken against planning p(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen unveils the bloc’s new climate targets in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Valeria Mongelli

Thirteen radical proposals to decarbonise Europe and reverse an impending climate disaster. That’s what the EU’s “Green Deal” package, published this (...)

Planners gave Ballymacarney, Co Meath, the go-ahead in 2018 while it qualified for backing last year through the Renewable Energy Support Scheme.

Norwegian energy group Statkraft has begun building the Republic’s biggest solar-powered electricity generator in Co Meath. Statkraft plans to build (...)

 You are likely already burning biofuel in your car. All unleaded petrol on sale in Ireland conforms to the EU’s current E5 regulation. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It’s 41,543sq km. That’s the land area of The Netherlands. It’s also the amount of forest lost around the world in 10 years of biofuel production. Tha(...)

The Government has pledged up to €2 billion in support to electricity generators over the next decade through the Renewable Energy Support Scheme in a bid to meet 2030 carbon-reduction targets. Photograph: Norm Betts/Bloomberg

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has accused the Government of failing to deliver “ on the most basic climate actions” by delaying a key sche(...)

To achieve a 51 per cent emissions reduction by 2030, significant new measures will need to be identified and implemented, the EPA says. Photograph: iStock

A “significant and immediate increase” in the scale and pace of greenhouse gas emission reductions is required if Ireland is to have any chance of mee(...)

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