‘Urgent’ planning reform needed to meet renewable energy targets
Anne O'Donoghue
The report from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the national target to increase renewable energy capacity by 1.6GW will not be met without changes to the planning system.
8 May 2024 World
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from Germany, United States, Australia and Brazil.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: can Ireland become a large-scale exporter of electricity?
Across the Mediterranean, north African countries are eyeing up export opportunities for solar, as have locations in the Middle East.
Solar PV banned on Italian land
The decision aims to “avoid desertification” of Italian agricultural land.
8 May 2024 News
Mixed results from winter grazing study
Experiments were conducted in Hillsborough, Co Down over two winters where silage swards were grazed by sheep for three to four weeks from mid-November.
Are large-scale wind turbines a suitable substitute for fossil fuels?
"The question is, are large scale wind turbines a suitable substitute for fossil fuels and at what price to rural Ireland?" - Brendan Boyd, Kilcummin, north Mayo.
1 May 2024 Letters
Consumer: low cost-loan scheme for home energy upgrades
A €500m Government backed low-cost loan scheme was launched last week to help consumers upgrade the efficiency of their home, making it warmer and cheaper to run, writes Ciara Leahy.
1 May 2024 Consumer
New loan scheme to help reach retrofitting targets
Government announces details of €500m scheme to facilitate homeowners retrofitting their homes, writes Sarah McIntosh.
25 April 2024 News
Solar farm developers eye up 200ac land parcels
Solid legal advice is key to farmers getting watertight lease agreements with solar developers, a Teagasc energy expert stated.
24 April 2024 Renewables
Low-cost loans for retrofitting houses
Government announces details of a €500m scheme to facilitate homeowners retrofitting their home.
24 April 2024 News
Dempsey at Large: food, fuel and fibre
The comfort of adequate supplies in more recent years has pushed food security way down the priority list until the war in Ukraine caused a temporary panic.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints
Renewables Roadshow: final event to take place in Athlone next week
So far over 1,100 farmers, businesses and owners have attended one of our Renewables Roadshows, with the final event set to take place next week
24 April 2024 Renewables