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Renewables industry has wind in its sails

As Storm Ciara was bearing down menacingly on Ireland recently, not everyone on the island was cowering for safety. Ireland's wind energy sector was heading into a landmark few weeks and had good reason to celebrate the gales as a new record for the amount of power generated by wind across the island was set. At 5pm on a busy Friday evening, as the nation's lights began to switch on and with Met É...
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Irish Government commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

The Government is committing to raising the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources from 30% now to 70% by 2030, according to Minister for Communications and Climate Action Richard Bruton. Speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend, Bruton said the reason for the move is that “there’s no point in switching to electric vehicles unless yo...
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IWEA Award Winners leading the way to a carbon free energy future for Ireland

More than 300 people from Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies were joined by Minister Richard Bruton TD and MC, broadcaster Ivan Yates at the Clontarf Castle Hotel to celebrate the achievements of award winners who are leading the way to a carbon free energy future for Ireland. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD said: "I would like to congratu...
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Wind leading Ireland’s fight against climate change – EPA Report

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has welcomed the Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 report from the Environmental Protection Agency, which identified wind energy as responsible for a substantial fall in carbon emissions in Ireland’s energy sector. Despite a one per cent increase in electricity demand in 2017, the report found that power generation emissions had fallen by 6.9 per c...
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Ireland’s new gas projects compete with wind and solar – finds International report

Drilling for new gas in Irish waters is not compatible with achieving Paris Agreement targets to limit the impact of climate change, a new international study has found. The study from the climate and energy think tank, Oil Change International, assesses the role of gas in the energy system against Ireland’s decarbonisation targets and Paris obligations.  The EU has set emissions reductions tar...
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IWEA work to ensure best practice guidelines in community engagement on wind energy

Responsible development and genuine community engagement are pre-conditions if the wind industry is going to continue to flourish and Ireland is to achieve its low carbon economy transition.” described Peter Harte, Chairman of IWEA. “We know that support for wind energy is high, 84% of those polled in an independent survey in October 2017 said they were positively in favour of wind energy, with o...
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