Record breaking weeks for gas use and wind energy generation
Stephen Robb
Over the past two weeks, records have been shattered in the Irish energy system, both in terms of natural gas consumption and wind energy generation.
6 December 2023 Renewables
A self-fulfilling prophecy: why dairy must embrace AD
Refusing to engage and staying excluded from the AD industry out of fear of creating competition may, ironically, lead to the AD industry becoming competition for dairy farmers.
6 December 2023 Renewables
Renewable energy giant Ørsted to build 316ac solar farm in Carlow
Located 15km outside of Carlow town, the 81MW solar development is expected to be operational by 2026.
Agri-food sector may struggle to compete for biomethane on open market
Demand from the industry for biomethane is at a pivotal point with many large energy users now seeking biomethane as a means to decarbonise.
5 December 2023 News
607ac solar farm granted permission in Kildare
The solar farm developer must pay a contribution of €800,000 to Kildare County Council before installing 1,130,000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels.
5 December 2023 News
County councils to zone land for renewables development
The spatial assessment of land areas suitable for renewable energy development will be incorporated into county or city development plans.
4 December 2023 News
Oil and gas giant BP to take full ownership of solar developer Lightsource BP
The oil and gas giant will take ownership of the remaining 50.03% interest in solar farm developer Lightsource BP.
4 December 2023 News
Ireland’s renewable electricity targets may now be unachievable – new report
Planning delays and insufficient electricity grid capacity will prevent Ireland reaching our target for an 80% renewable electricity power system by 2030, according to a new report.
4 December 2023 News
Solar industry firmly in growth mode
Stephen Robb looks at the progress made in solar farm develop so far and asks what changes are coming down the line at county-level that could see more projects developed
29 November 2023 Renewables
An Bord Pleanála approves wind development on Cork-Waterford border
An Bord Pleanála has approved an 11-turbine wind farm proposal on the Waterford-Cork border.
29 November 2023 News
Low wind generation and high demand sparks electricity warning
Low wind generation, coupled with insufficient generation capacity, prompted Ireland's single electricity market operator to issue a warning about tight generation capacity margins.
29 November 2023 News
Public invited for input into proposed Louth windfarm
If granted permission, the Kellystown Wind Farm, which will consist of five wind turbines, will power the equivalent of 22,000 homes across Ireland.
27 November 2023 News