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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Irish businesses given €14m for energy efficiency

Irish businesses given €14m for energy efficiency: The Irish Government has reported grants amounting to €14 million (£12.4m) for businesses to carry out energy efficiency in the design, construction & management of buildings. The applicants are required to adhere to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) standard &…
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Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech

Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech: The Irish Government has opened a consultation concerning microgeneration technologies with a new support scheme. Although there are a variety of grant schemes for the initiative of renewable energy technologies in Ireland, there is no support system for microgeneration technologies, for instance micro-solar, micro-wind, micro-hydro & micro-renewable combined…
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Pedestrian bridge to be made from old wind turbine blades

Pedestrian bridge to be made from old wind turbine blades: County Cork in Ireland will be a home very soon to a pedestrian bridge built out of old wind turbine blades. Researchers at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), have begun a project that aspires to discover the capability of repurposing useless wind turbine blades in…
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Cost of balancing Irish electricity reaches ten-month high

Cost of balancing Irish electricity reaches ten-month high: Research from Cornwall Insight highlights the cost of balancing the Irish electricity system has reached a ten-month high. The Imbalance Settlement Price (ISP) in the Single Electricity Market (SEM) has reached a ten-month high of €42.5/MWh throughout September.   The Balancing Market (BM) reflects the actions taken…
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Ireland will need to more than double its renewables

Ireland will need to more than double its renewables capacity over the next 25 years to meet 2050 targets: Findings from Cornwall Insight’s ‘All-Island forward curve’ – a comprehensive market and asset-level power price modelling service – shows that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if…
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