It has been a busy year in the renewable energy sector. The results of the first auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) were announced in the summer. These will see the development of 82 new commercial solar and wind farms. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) is accepting applications from businesses and farms to incentivise switching to biomass heat sources. Elsewhere, a huge effort has been made by industry to develop a large-scale biomethane sector in Ireland. This year’s renewables focus will bring you updates on these three developments.