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Ireland funds community & home energy improvements

Ireland funds community & home energy improvements: An amount of 83 Irish community & home energy plans have been awarded funding valued at €57 million (£48.6m) in full by the government. It is being supplied under the Community Energy Grant Scheme, that will back a range of enhancements to current buildings to propel energy efficiency…
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Ireland & UK interconnector presents EPC agreements

Ireland & UK interconnector presents EPC agreements: The £405 million under the sea electricity interconnector that will link Ireland’s & Britain’s grids has awarded deals to Siemens Energy & Sumitomo Electric to provide high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and converter tech. The 190-kilometre long electricity interconnector Greenlink is created to permit power flow in each…
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GIG gets offshore wind project in Ireland

GIG gets offshore wind project in Ireland: Green Investment Group (GIG) has obtained the producer of a wind farm located in Galway, Ireland. The purported Sceirde Rocks project is an advanced 400MW offshore wind farm, that is forecast to produce enough energy to power as much as 295,000 homes. GIG Project Director Séamus McCabe stated:…
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RWE with help from Fugro will probe 3 offshore wind sites

RWE with help from Fugro will probe 3 offshore wind sites: RWE Renewables has arranged the geo-data expert Fugro for seabed examinations at 3 significant offshore wind sites within the UK as well as Ireland. The seafloor along with geophysical facts that develop because of the project studies at Dublin Array in Ireland & North…
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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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SSE Renewables & Siemens Gamesa form green alliance

SSE Renewables & Siemens Gamesa form green alliance: SSE Renewables joined with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in order to investigate options for the manufacturing of green hydrogen from 2 onshore wind farms located in Scotland & Ireland. Both have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly discover hydrogen production facilities located at 2 selected wind…
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Ireland starts plan to help SMEs reduce energy bills

Ireland starts plan to help SMEs reduce energy bills: A new assistance scheme to assist Irish small & medium sized businesses (SMEs) take authority of their energy usage & lower their bills has been initiated. It is giving SMEs vouchers valued €2,000 (£1,720) to provide for the cost of energy audits, which will supply customised…
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Renewable retail finance doubtful for mass capacity extras

Renewable retail finance doubtful for mass capacity extras: Merchant finance for renewables projects is unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions to the generation fleet, according to the latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Merchant renewables still face challenges. To gauge the market’s temperature, Cornwall Insight surveyed 258 individuals across the industry on what…
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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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Shell develops large Celtic Sea floating wind farm

Shell develops large Celtic Sea floating wind farm: Shell has teamed up with the marine project developer Simply Blue Energy, to build a considerable floating wind farm located off the south coast of Ireland. The programme, that is now in the beginning stages, hopes to unlock the floating wind capability in the Celtic Sea. The…
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