Data centre targets do not compute
Colm McCarthy
There is a threatened shortage of power with regular orange warnings of possible outages from Eirgrid. There is scepticism from climate experts that 2030 targets can be met.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
The two national utilities responsible for electric power and water are clearly uncomfortable with the IDA’s enthusiasm for more data centres.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Funding our water and electricity infrastructure
Ireland is the only European country in which water is free, and even the Green Party has backed off charging for water.
Farmers told to switch off wind turbines over lack of meters
Pat Murphy from Killimer, Co Clare, said those who entered into a legacy microgeneration scheme are losing money annually due to not having three-phased smart meters install.
28 February 2024 News
EirGrid ‘happy’ with landowner communications
This is despite concern among farmers whose lands are to be acquired for the North-South Interconnector under compulsory purchase order (CPO).
28 February 2024 News