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15-year renewables income available for farmers under new scheme
Stephen Robb
Details of the long-awaited Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme were revealed and will allow farmers to build commercial wind and solar projects and receive support for 15 years.
15 May 2024 News
Microsoft to buy electricity from Donegal wind farm to power data centres
Microsoft has signed a power purchase agreement to buy energy from the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, Co Donegal, to power its data centres.
14 May 2024 News
Cowen calls for urgent action on renewable projects
The system must be changed in order to meet 2030 energy targets, the Fianna Fáil candidate has urged.
‘Urgent’ planning reform needed to meet renewable energy targets
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.
14 May 2024 News
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.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Bord na Móna signs wind power supply agreement with Amazon
The initiative is the first agreement signed under Bord na Móna’s plans to establish an eco energy park in the midlands.
30 April 2024 Renewables
Microgeneration pioneers lose out on thousands
Farmers who installed renewable energy systems on their farms between 2009 and 2014, such as small-scale wind turbines, are losing out on thousands due to the delayed rollout of smart meters
24 April 2024 Renewables
High Court blocks further work at Donegal wind farm
Planree’s Meenbog Windfarm on the Donegal-Tyrone border has been in gestation since 2013.
17 April 2024 News
Storm Kathleen: tips for securing your farm
As storm Kathleen approaches, Teagasc has advised farmers to be prepared and organised.
5 April 2024 News
Windfarm noise a ‘nuisance’ to neighbours, High Court finds
The cases are the first private nuisance claims from wind turbine noise to run in either Ireland or the UK, the judge said. Aodhan O'Faolain reports.
8 March 2024 Renewables
Colm McCarthy: farming emissions figures
Ireland is not well placed to be offering electricity exports, since generating capacity is tight.
6 March 2024 Viewpoints
Yellow weather warning for five counties
Met Éireann is warning of very strong and gusty southwest winds.
4 March 2024 News