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.
16 March 2024 Land Report 2013
Renewables rollout – know the value of your land
With the rollout of renewables and energy infrastructure set to continue at pace, Stephen Robb looks at the value of some of the lease and purchase deals being offered to landowners.
8 March 2024 Renewables
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.
Matching up data centres and suckler cows
What’s the point in getting out of an internationally competitive food sector to provide uncompetitive data for every other country in the world?
6 March 2024 Viewpoints
Shout out for wind farm community fund applications
Wind farms supported under the Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme must pay into a community benefit fund each year for 15 years.
21 February 2024 Renewables
Renewables: what is being built in your area?
The rollout of Ireland’s new decentralised energy system continues at pace, with a flurry of planning applications submitted over the past month. Stephen Robb reports
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.
17 January 2024 Renewables
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
Counting the cost of planning objections
Nimbyism is a transmissible virus and when it first emerged as a potent force in rural Ireland, it took the form of local opposition to wind turbines and the pylons needed for grid connections.
6 December 2023 Viewpoints
Floating LNG storage ship back on the table
Natural gas will continue to be used as the economy transitions to a carbon-neutral energy system before being replaced by cleaner biomethane and hydrogen, the reports states.
15 November 2023 News