Irish Battery storage to be 25% of energy capacity

Irish Battery storage to be 25% of energy capacity: Data from Cornwall Insight Ireland’s – ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030‘ paper – has shown battery storage capacity will grow to become nearly a quarter (24%) of Ireland’s installed energy capacity by 2030. The crucial technology will work to stabilise the network, as Ireland becomes…
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Wind & Solar expansion, potential wasted electricity?

Wind & solar expansion, potential wasted electricity? The huge increace of the UK’s solar and wind could lead to an excess amount of electricity by 2030. That’s according to a new study that suggests a massive amount of energy could go to waste if this inflation of renewable energy sources is not paired with a…
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Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2

Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2: Cornwall Insight’s ‘Route to RESS service’ has examined the potential capacity of wind and solar that could enter the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-2) auction in Ireland, with the analysis showing that approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind is eligible to bid for…
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LEGO to build a future free from plastic

LEGO to build a future free from plastic : PET plastic that comes from discarded bottles will get a second chance as it will be the principal material to create LEGO bricks. LEGO Group has revealed ideas to make prototype bricks employing plastic bottles. The event is the outcome of a 3-year project of scientists…
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Solar sector expected to double but it needs to triple

Solar sector expected to double but it needs to triple The UK’s solar sector is expected to double in size by 2030 – however, to meet targets for net zero it is needed to triple, says Solar Energy UK. Solar Energy UK claims that 40GW of solar capacity needs to be in place by 2030…
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Ireland passes Climate Bill to cut 51% emissions

Ireland passes Climate Bill to cut 51% emissions: The Irish Government has approved a milestone Climate Bill by creating a legally binding goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 51%, equating to a 2018 average. The government additionally and unanimously agreed to tackle & reach net zero by 2050. As claimed by the…
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SMS focuses on going carbon-neutral by 2030

SMS focuses on going carbon-neutral by 2030: The SMS smart meter installer plans to become a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. SMS plans to adopt the use of electric vehicles (EVs) across the whole business. The organisation’s guide to net zero includes an expansion in the use of renewable on-site generation and battery storage to power…
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Diesel Cars will be outnumbered by EVs before 2030

Diesel Cars will be outnumbered by EVs before 2030 predicts an AA survey from 12,500 drivers  suggesting 1/5 cars will EVs. EVs would form a fifth of all cars on the road as the forecast is by the time the ban on new petrol and diesel comes into force. The AA estimates we would see…
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Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030

Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030

Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030: Latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Renewables pipeline tracker report‘ show that even if all current offshore wind sites with leasing are developed in the coming years, total offshore wind capacity would only reach 29.7GW by 2030. The report currently tracks 22 sites across both floating…
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