Global renewable energy capacity grew by 9.6% in 2022
Stephen Robb
Global renewable energy capacity growth rates will have to triple by 2030 if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to a new report.
27 March 2023 News
EDF Renewable’s three new Irish solar farms go live
EDF say that sheep will continue to graze on the site to control vegetation and in total, the three solar farms will reduce over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
25 March 2023 News
Councils to develop county-specific climate action plans
Each local authority will have to develop a climate action plan for their county, take stock of emissions levels and identify a new de-carbonising zone.
Farmers miss out on emissions savings from solar
The agriculture sector won’t get the emission reduction credit for installing solar PV on their farms as they strive to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030
22 March 2023 News
Soaring cost of capital could derail renewable expansion
The rising cost of capital threatens to derail the expansion of renewable energy projects such as solar and onshore wind farms according to a new report.
22 March 2023 News
Slurry tank monitoring goes digital in new Teagasc project
Some 300 slurry tanks are to be fitted with sensors which allows for real-time monitoring and data sharing as part of a new Teagasc project.
22 March 2023 News
Nine counties eligible for €200,000 wind farm benefit fund
Community platform ChangeX in conjunction with wind farm developer Greencoat Renewables have this week launched a new fund for communities within 5-10km of one of their wind farms
22 March 2023 News
SEAI awards €19m in funding to over 40 energy research projects
The awarded projects cover a wide range of topics, including the rollout of micro-generation in agriculture, wind farm interactions with hen harriers and biomethane and biofertiliser production.
20 March 2023 News
Decision to grant planning for Clare solar farm appealed
Planning for a solar farm on a 180ac site in Clare was initially granted by Clare County Council but was subsequently appealed.
20 March 2023 News
Irish wind farms provided 42% of electricity in February
A strong January and February for wind generation has helped reduce wholesale prices of electricity.
16 March 2023 News
Changes needed to drive farm solar investment
A number of recommendations have been made to the Government on major changes required to drive investment in solar PV technology on Irish farms.
15 March 2023 News
300ac solar farm refused planning in Meath
The solar farm would have operated for 35 years and would have spanned across five townlands in Co Meath.
15 March 2023 News