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Renewables
Beaulieu House solar farm - history and energy meet
Stephen Robb
Cara Konig-Brock, 11th generation owner of the historic Beaulieu House in Louth, explained why she opted to lease 26ac for a solar farm writes Stephen Robb
17 July 2024 News
An Bord Pleanála upholds 214ac solar farm refusal
An Bord Pleanála has upheld Westmeath County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a 214-acre solar farm near Mullingar.
17 July 2024 News
Minister to address Energy and Farm Diversification Show
The event takes place Thursday 18 July at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary.
Young Stock Podcast: diversifying farm into anaerobic digestion
Stephen Robb talks to tillage and dairy farmer Colm Carpenter about his decision to develop an anaerobic digestion plant, what it means for farmers, and how to get the dairy industry involved.
15 July 2024 Podcast
Why is Ireland an attractive country for renewables investment?
During 2023, an additional 0.6GW of new grid-scale renewable energy was installed across Ireland, which represents a tripling of the 0.2GW that was connected in 2022.
15 July 2024 Renewables
Teagasc director highlights solar challenge to food output
"My position is the head of the agriculture and food development authority. I don’t want to see a reduction in our food production capability," Frank O'Mara has said.
10 July 2024 Renewables
Renewables in brief: Tesco biomethane trucks, solar farms and private wires
Stephen Robb takes a look back at some of the renewables news stories of the week.
10 July 2024 News
Energy and Farm Diversification Show takes place next week
If you are a farmer, landowner or rural entrepreneur looking to diversify into energy, food and agri-tourism, then this is the event for you, writes Stephen Robb.
10 July 2024 News
Planning sought for 780ac of solar farms in Mayo, Carlow, Kildare and Louth
There has been no shortage of planning applications for new solar farm projects around the country, as the country strives to reach 8GW of solar by 2030.
10 July 2024 News
630 acres of solar farms granted permission in Offaly and Cork
Three major new solar farms will be built in Offaly and Cork after receiving the green light from either county councils or An Bord Pleanála.
8 July 2024 News
Supreme Court quashes appeal against Offaly solar farm
A resident’s group had claimed that construction of the solar farm would remove 700m of hedgerows and that the project should be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment.
5 July 2024 Renewables
Tesco to switch to biomethane transport fleet
In a significant move, Tesco Ireland has taken delivery of 50 state-of-the-art biomethane-fuelled trucks, which will operate across its country-wide distribution network.
4 July 2024 News