Tapping into Ireland's Ireland’s €38bn offshore wind opportunity
Stephen Robb
Ireland’s offshore wind opportunity is immense, but in order to realise this potential, the Government must ensure not to put any more obstacles in the way of developers, says Wind Energy Ireland.
17 January 2024 Renewables
Wind energy generation continues to climb
Wind farms alone provided on average 35% of the island’s electricity, setting a new record for the amount of power they produced.
8 January 2024 News
Tributes paid to passing of renewables pioneer Eddie O’Connor
Eddie O'Connor was at the forefront of developing Ireland's first commercial onshore and offshore wind farms.
Watch: wind farms – a lot more than meets the eye
The Irish Farmers Journal visited the recently completed Lenalea wind farm in Donegal to see what makes them tick.
25 December 2023 Renewables
Renewables: the next 12 months has a lot to deliver
The country is still not seeing the pace of renewable development that a climate, biodiversity and energy crisis would warrant, a sentiment shared by many in both the industry and officialdom.
20 December 2023 Renewables
Record breaking weeks for gas use and wind energy generation
Over the past two weeks, records have been shattered in the Irish energy system, both in terms of natural gas consumption and wind energy generation.
11 December 2023 News
Ireland’s renewable electricity targets may now be unachievable – new report
Planning delays and insufficient electricity grid capacity will prevent Ireland reaching our target for an 80% renewable electricity power system by 2030, according to a new report.
4 December 2023 News
Public invited for input into proposed Louth windfarm
If granted permission, the Kellystown Wind Farm, which will consist of five wind turbines, will power the equivalent of 22,000 homes across Ireland.
27 November 2023 News
Coillte- and ESB-backed wind farm gets green light in Cork
The 22 turbine wind farm, which is being developed by Coillte and ESB’s joint venture FuturEnergy along with global developer Ørsted, got the green light.
21 November 2023 News
Northern Irish company partners with wind giant Ørsted to recycle turbine blades
The recycling of wind turbine blades remains notoriously challenging, with some 25,000 tonnes of blades set to reach the end of their operational life by 2025.
15 November 2023 News
2023 wind targets won’t be met due to planning bottlenecks - IWFA
The Irish Wind Farmers Association is voicing its concern about the blockage in the planning system, which means that the 2030 renewables targets cannot be achieved unless this problem is addressed.
1 November 2023 News
Ambitious plans for offshore wind
The Government has ambitious plans for offshore wind development and the opportunity to become 'the Saudi Arabia of wind'.
18 October 2023 Viewpoints