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16th May 2017

Northern Ireland RHI scandal burns on

With an extended period of direct rule in Northern Ireland a likely consequence of the political fallout at Stormont, Energy Ireland looks at latest developments of […]
16th May 2017

Marrakech musings

Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland, Oisín Coghlan examines the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech and assesses the potential repercussions for Ireland. The recent UN […]
16th May 2017

Spatial planning and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand

Henk van der Kamp, Vice President of European Council of Spatial Planning, discusses the themes and recommendations of the recently published spatial planning for energy guide, […]
16th May 2017

Scotland’s ambitious strategy

  Katherine White, Head of the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Projects Unit, provides a contextual overview of their ambitious energy strategy. Katherine White has […]
16th May 2017

The big battery

As the two-year trial of the UK’s first operating grid-scale storage unit comes to a close, UK Power Network’s Low Carbon Technology Manager, 
Adriana Laguna talks […]
16th May 2017

Towards completion of a European gas market

Jan Ingwersen, General Manager of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), outlines the work and future role of the body in integrating […]
16th May 2017

An effective regulatory framework for energy

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2016, Utility Regulator Jenny Pyper outlines her priorities and ambitions for Northern Ireland’s energy agenda. As Northern Ireland sits […]
30th November 2016

Energy Institute: Ireland 2050

Ireland 2050 is an Energy Institute initiative to empower and enable everybody to participate in the debate about Ireland’s energy future. The Energy Institute’s David Taylor […]
9th November 2016

Ireland is well on track to become a low carbon country

The government will meet its COP 21 agreements in full, according to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD. “The expanded responsibilities of […]
9th November 2016

Closing the loop

Gaelectric’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Barry Gavin, talks to Owen McQuade about the growth of the renewable energy company and its transition from onshore wind developer […]
9th November 2016

De-carbonising energy: an EU Commission perspective

Europe is fundamentally reviewing all of its energy-related legislation so as to make the sector much more streamlined and joined-up from a Brussels’ perspective, according to […]
9th November 2016

Irish researchers advance cutting-edge solutions for a low carbon energy system

Dr Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland examines current energy research and its benefits for Ireland. The recently […]
9th November 2016

Future regulation of electricity networks

Regulating the electricity networks of the future was the issue addressed by Northern Ireland energy regulator Jenny Pyper. Northern Ireland’s utility regulator confirmed that she was […]
9th November 2016

Role of renewables in helping advance the COP21 Objectives

KPMG’s Caroline Pope examines the part renewables can play in limiting global temperature rise to 2˚C. In an historic move, 195 countries met in Paris in […]
9th November 2016

Calculating the cost of solar

The President of Dublin Institute of Technology, Professor Brian Norton discusses the rise of solar energy in Northern Ireland and his hopes for its future. In […]
9th November 2016

EU Energy Targets and a Renewable Heat Incentive

The message at COP21 in December 2015 was clear: the EU has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 40 per cent in 2030. This strong leadership […]
9th November 2016

Investing in renewables

The COP 21 Paris agreement will bring about a step change in climate change and energy related-investment programmes according to European Investment Bank (EIB) Economist 
David […]
9th November 2016

Energy Ireland: the great debate

The lock-note address given by Professor Cameron Hepburn, director of economics and stability at INET Oxford, stimulated an extremely high calibre debate, involving both other speakers […]
9th November 2016

Corporate Renewable PPAs: Are they the solution to high energy prices?

Neasa Quigley, Head of Energy, 
Carson McDowell examines the potential for corporate renewable PPA in Northern Ireland. On 6 September 2016, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee […]
9th November 2016

Developing energy co-operation between France and Ireland

France’s Ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, believes climate change represents an opportunity for Ireland and France to work together. “The COP 21 agreement will bear fruit […]
9th November 2016

Energy Ireland® 2016

Energy Ireland® 2016 has taken place in Croke Park, Dublin – attended by all the key players from across the industry in Ireland, north and south, […]
9th November 2016

Heating up a renewable revolution

As 2020 approaches, businesses are looking for renewable heating solutions. With no conversion required, renewable gas or ‘biogas’ – also known as ‘green gas’ – is […]
8th November 2016

Innovations in the power sector: POC-MAST, Protean and UAV LiDAR

British Power International outlines the benefits of utilising their latest innovations for new connections and overhead lines. British Power International (BPI) is a NERS Accredited Design […]
8th November 2016

The significance of Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive

Analysis has confirmed that the introduction of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could prevent the creation of emissions, equivalent to 448kt of CO2 annually in the […]
8th November 2016

Large energy users’ drive for green

Vayu Energy examine how companies can take a different approach to energy management in order to reduce their carbon footprint. Introduction According to a recent study […]
8th November 2016

GIS: Helping maximise the value of Ireland’s renewable energy resources

In 2015 the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) launched a new Energy Geographical Information System (GIS) to support the deployment of renewable energy in Ireland. […]
8th November 2016

Solar PV power vital for our future

Imperial College London’s Professor Jenny Nelson discusses the impact solar energy systems will have on helping meet decarbonisation targets. Professor Jenny Nelson is an active scientist […]
8th November 2016

Denmark’s electricity market

Denmark is committed to be totally independent of fossil fuels, from an electricity generation perspective by 2050. This was one of the core themes addressed by […]
8th November 2016

Real prospects for renewables

Doubling the share of renewables by 2030 would put the world on a pathway to limiting global warming to 2.0 °C according to Jasper Rigter, a […]
8th November 2016

The importance of good practice community engagement

Founder of Community Energy South Oliver Pendered talks about the importance of effective public consultation in the development of large solar projects. Having worked for one […]