Renewable Energy

‘Urgent need for clarity’ for farmers on solar PV supports

‘Urgent need for clarity’ for farmers on solar PV supports

The Micro-Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has sent a submission to the government on urgently supporting the farming community in the...

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Cork farms to supply new €30m renewable gas facility

Cork farms to supply new €30m renewable gas facility

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) is expected to begin construction of Ireland’s first large-scale renewable gas injection facility next summer. The...

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EU Council targets 40% of energy from renewables by 2030

EU Council targets 40% of energy from renewables by 2030

The Council of the EU has adopted a target to have 40% of the bloc’s energy usage produced through renewables...

June 27, 2022

Solar is a viable energy source for agriculture – senators

Solar is a viable energy source for agriculture – senators

Solar can provide a viable alternative energy source for the farming sector, according to two members of the Joint Committee...

June 27, 2022

Package announced to tackle rising household electricity bills

Package announced to tackle rising household electricity bills

The Cabinet has this week approved a package of measures to help mitigate the rising cost of electricity bills and...

June 15, 2022

Proposed planning exemptions for solar panels published

Proposed planning exemptions for solar panels published

The Minister of State for Planning and Local Government, Peter Burke, has published proposed revisions to planning exemptions for the...

June 15, 2022

MEP calls on EU Commission to allow farmers sell excess energy

MEP calls on EU Commission to allow farmers sell excess energy

An Irish MEP has called on the European Commission to allow farmers to sell excess renewable energy which they generate...

June 15, 2022

Gas Networks Ireland joins major European hydrogen project

Gas Networks Ireland joins major European hydrogen project

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) is participating in a major European project to help the European Union (EU) meet its new...

June 8, 2022

EU energy commissioner outlines Ireland’s potential for renewables

EU energy commissioner outlines Ireland’s potential for renewables

Ireland “has huge opportunities to offer” when it comes to developing renewable energy sources according to the EU commissioner for...

June 2, 2022

Supports for solar PV microgeneration to be gradually phased out

Supports for solar PV microgeneration to be gradually phased out

The government will begin to reduce supports for solar PV microgeneration in 2024, and will start to phase them out...

May 26, 2022

80 renewable projects set to receive financial support

80 renewable projects set to receive financial support

80 wind and solar projects have provisionally been awarded support under the second Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2), according...

May 23, 2022

EU biomethane target offers ‘tremendous benefits’ for Ireland – RGFI

EU biomethane target offers ‘tremendous benefits’ for Ireland – RGFI

The new target for biomethane production set out by the European Commission is a “decisive step towards the rapid development”...

May 19, 2022

MREF: New forum should seize renewable opportunity for farming

MREF: New forum should seize renewable opportunity for farming

The Micro-Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has urged the new Fine Gael agricultural group to seize the opportunity presented by renewable...

May 13, 2022

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet Northern Ireland’s demand for energy as well as...

May 10, 2022

MREF welcomes new grid connection agreements

MREF welcomes new grid connection agreements

The Micro-Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has welcomed the issuing of the first new mini-generation grid connection agreements by ESB Networks....

May 10, 2022

Gas demand up by 15% in March as wind supply drops

Gas demand up by 15% in March as wind supply drops

Gas demand increased by 15% in March, led by a 36% increase in the use of gas-fired power plants to...

April 29, 2022

Ifac report: Third of farmers unsure of starting point on renewables

Ifac report: Third of farmers unsure of starting point on renewables

97% of farmers are open to incorporating renewable energy on farm, according to a new study released today (Thursday, April...

April 21, 2022

RWE to invest €1.5bn in Irish renewable energy

RWE to invest €1.5bn in Irish renewable energy

German energy company RWE has announced that it will invest €1.5 billion in Irish renewable energy over the next eight...

April 18, 2022