Renewable Energy

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The waves of the North Sea break in front of a beach of Heligoland, Germany. A leaked European Commission document shows Westwave is the only project to be withdrawn out of 23 awarded €1.2 billon in funding last December. Photograph: Christof Martin/EPA

The Government has had to turn down €20 million in European Union funding awarded to the ESB’s flagship wave energy project because the technology req(...)

“Any national renewable energy planning strategy cannot just consider wind energy alone and must also take into account other technologies and issues.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The efficient production and use of energy is a central consideration for planning. Ireland has a number of strategic advantages in the area of renewa(...)

Hydro-electric: accounted for 26 per cent of new renewable capacity in 2012

Developing countries are now investing almost as much as developed countries in renewable energy, with 46 per cent of the global total in 2012, accor(...)

Aidan Gillen speaks with Jorge Macias from Trócaire partner Fundacion Guillermo Toriello, who work to strengthen indigenous rights in Guatemala. Photograph: Jeannie O’Brien

I’m sitting with Juana Laj Ical outside her temporary dwelling a little off a bumpy road in the Polochic valley region of Guatemala. It’s baking hot a(...)

Miscanthus, or elephant grass, is one of a new generation of renewable crops that can be converted into renewable energy by being burned in biomass power stations. Photograph: Frank Miller

Proponents of one of Ireland's new energy crops have said the fledgling industry faces collapse due to Government inaction on introducing a feasibl(...)

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