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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Ireland to support sustainable development of bioeconomy

Ireland to support sustainable development of bioeconomy: The Irish Government has reported the start of a new forum to advertise, support & advocate for the sustainable development of the bioeconomy in Ireland. The National Bioeconomy Forum will be a voice for a wide range of stakeholders, these include industry, community groups, NGOs & relevant state…
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Greencoat Renewables improves profile with wind farm

Greencoat Renewables improves profile with wind farm: Greencoat Renewables PLC, an investor in renewable energy infrastructure assets, has declared the acquisition of an Irish wind farm and the ending of a new €200 million (£180m) term loan. Situated in Tipperary, the 11.5MW An Cnoc wind project consists of 5 wind turbines that have been working…
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