Wind Energy

Warm weather sees overall gas demand fall by 7% in May

Warm weather sees overall gas demand fall by 7% in May

The overall demand for gas dropped by 7% due to warmer weather conditions in May, according to Gas Networks Ireland....

June 27, 2022

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Spelt may, or may not be, grown in Ireland. But it’s a very important cereal crop in many parts of...

June 24, 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

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

Gas generated over half of Ireland’s electricity in April

Gas generated over half of Ireland’s electricity in April

Over half of the country’s electricity demand last month was generated from natural gas, according to a report published today...

May 18, 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

Farmers’ views on close proximity wind farms being sought

Farmers’ views on close proximity wind farms being sought

Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) are seeking the views of Irish farming households living within 10km of existing or...

April 15, 2022

Minister invites applications for offshore wind projects

Minister invites applications for offshore wind projects

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications has today (Monday, March 21) announced that he is inviting applications from...

March 21, 2022

Call to double minimum setback distance for wind turbines

Call to double minimum setback distance for wind turbines

A Kerry councillor has said that the proposed mandatory minimum setback distance between new wind turbines and houses should be...

January 6, 2022

Wind provided more than 75% of energy demands at times in October

Wind provided more than 75% of energy demands at times in October

Wind energy provided over three quarters of Ireland’s electricity demand at times in October, peaking at 76% during the month,...

November 25, 2021

Coillte-ESB €1.5bn renewable energy venture imminent

Coillte-ESB €1.5bn renewable energy venture imminent

The establishment of a new joint venture between Coillte and the ESB that aims to deliver up to one gigawatt...

November 24, 2021

Wind farms must be ‘strategically and sustainably’ developed

Wind farms must be ‘strategically and sustainably’ developed

Most people share the same sentiment that when it comes to wind farms, they must be “strategically and sustainably developed,...

July 23, 2021

Wind energy testing site gets planning go-ahead for Mayo

Wind energy testing site gets planning go-ahead for Mayo

An international renewable energy company has secured planning permission for a wind energy testing facility in Co. Mayo. This will...

May 19, 2021

Permission sought to extend Leitrim wind farm

Permission sought to extend Leitrim wind farm

Tullynamoyle Wind Farm has applied for planning permission to construct a further four wind turbines. This would be in addition...

April 7, 2021

‘The waters around Ireland are set to become a major source of energy generation’

‘The waters around Ireland are set to become a major source of energy generation’

Green Rebel Marine, the Cork-based business set up to maintain offshore wind farms, has acquired a majority stake in marine...

March 21, 2021

‘Growing industry concern’ as lost wind energy rises to nearly 11.5% of total production

‘Growing industry concern’ as lost wind energy rises to nearly 11.5% of total production

Lost wind energy rose to nearly 11.5% of total production in 2020, according to Wind Energy Ireland’s annual report. Despite...

February 18, 2021

Dairy farmer’s ‘grave concerns’ over effect of proposed ‘skyscraper’ wind turbines on animals

Dairy farmer’s ‘grave concerns’ over effect of proposed ‘skyscraper’ wind turbines on animals

A dairy farmer has expressed his “grave concerns” over the impact that proposed “skyscraper” wind turbines may have on his...

February 8, 2021

‘A litany of poor planning decisions’: Impatience grows over wind energy guidelines

‘A litany of poor planning decisions’: Impatience grows over wind energy guidelines

A number of TDs have called on the government to publish revised wind energy development guidelines as soon as possible....

January 28, 2021