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Minister Naughten Awards €20m in Community Energy Grants

The search for a high flying clean energy generator

“OECD Europe renewable capacity to grow by over 109 GW from 2014-20”, says IEA

26 February 2016

The 12th of December, 2015 is an historic day for the entire humankind, following the universal agreement found in Paris at the climate conference (COP21). Among the main measures setting up, countries will have to limit their emissions to maintain global warming below 2 °C, with an aspiration of 1,5°C. This advance in the struggle […]

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EU ups renewable share to 16%

10 February 2016

The share of energy generated from renewable sources in the European Union continued to grow in 2014. 24 of the 28 EU member states saw their share grow compared to 2013. A new report from Eurostat reveals renewable sources used in gross final consumption of energy now accounts for 16% of all energy used, almost […]

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Siemens to test new technologies in a demonstration wind farm

10 February 2016

Denmark has awarded Nissum Bredning Vindmollelaug the rights to build a 28MW offshore wind demonstration project in Jutland, which should cost Dkr300m (€40m). The winner of the country’s experimental wind competition will install four Siemens 7MW turbines atop jacket foundations with bucket feet, also designed by Siemens. Full operations are expected in 2017 : “The […]

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Dong Energy to dismantle offshore pioneer

10 February 2016

Dong Energy is to decommission the 25-year-old Vindeby offshore wind farm in Denmark. The company said the project’s 11 Bonus 450kW turbines, installed in 1991, are showing signs of age and will be dismantled : “Vindeby was the humble beginning of a Danish industry which today has approximately 30,000 employees. But after 25 years of […]

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Vestas profits up to €925 million in 2015

09 February 2016

Vestas pre-tax profits increased by 75% in its 2015 financial year on the back of a strong order intake totalling almost 9GW. Danish manufacturer posted full year 2015 pre-tax profits of €925m, up from €523m in 2014, on the back of €8.4bn in revenues. The latter figure was up from €6.9bn in 2014 while the […]

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New smart rotor blades concepts unveiled for efficient power generation

09 February 2016

German researchers from the Research Alliance Wind Energy (FVWE) have developed intelligent rotor blades concepts which can adapt to the wind for efficient power generation. The three-year €12m Smart Blades project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, in a joint effort between Research Alliance Wind Energy (FVWE) the German […]

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Britain’s Rugeley coal plant to close this summer

09 February 2016

Britain’s Rugeley coal plant will close this summer due to worsening market conditions for coal generation, with the potential loss of 150 jobs, operator Engie said yesterday (Monday). The one-gigawatt plant, located in Staffordshire, is jointly owned by French power and gas group Engie and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. It can provide enough electricity to […]

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NI tidal plans summer submission for its 100MW energy scheme

08 February 2016

A massive tidal energy project on the seabed off Northern Ireland’s north coast should begin in 2018, developers said. Fair Head Tidal is planning to submit a marine licence application this summer for a 100MW tidal energy scheme to be located off the north Antrim coast of Northern Ireland, which would generate enough electricity to […]

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Trinity engineer raising €10m for new nuclear power technology

08 February 2016

A Trinity College engineering graduate is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology, that he and his partners claim could produce electricity more safely. It would also do so more cheaply than a new coal-fired power station or the latest nuclear one that Britain plans to build at a cost of up to €32bn, […]

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Ireland rejects 140MW Emlagh wind farm

05 February 2016

Element Power’s plan to build a 46-turbine wind farm in the Irish midlands has been spiked by the state’s planning authority, despite changes to turbine numbers, tip heights and locations. In a decision published today (Friday), An Bord Pleanala (ABP) has refused the Hudson Clean Energy-backed outfit permission for the up to 140MW Emlagh wind […]

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