Renewable energy magazine 2017

10th November 2017

Ireland’s National Mitigation Plan centred on a commitment to decarbonise energy

Ireland launches its National Mitigation Plan with emissions targets envisaged up to 2050. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, has published […]
10th November 2017

Energy trading: a key element of the energy transition

Ronan Doherty CEO of ElectroRoute talks to Owen McQuade about growing an energy trading company based on the commercial mechanics of a decarbonised energy system and what the future might […]
10th November 2017

Can we meet our renewable energy targets?

Ireland is not on track to meet the mandatory target, under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, of achieving at least a 16 per cent renewable energy […]
10th November 2017

Energiewende: energy transition

Arne Jungjohann, renewables expert, author and former political advisor, outlines the German energy production revolution which is being driven by citizens rather than multinational utilities. “The […]
10th November 2017

Stability within a fast changing energy market

The role of the Commission for Reugulation of Utilities (CRU) is to provide consumers with a degree of stability – in a very uncertain world – […]
10th November 2017

Why corporates will accelerate transition to renewables

In an era of reduced tariff support for renewable energy projects, there is much greater focus on the possibility of providing renewable energy either directly or […]
10th November 2017

Ireland’s ambition:What should our renewable energy targets be for 2030?

Bord na Móna hosted a round table discussion at its Mount Lucas wind farm facilities in County Offaly on renewable electricity’s role in decarbonising the Irish […]
10th November 2017

CASE: Helping put Northern Ireland’s sustainable energy sector on the map

Samantha McCloskey of Northern Ireland’s Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy discusses the centre’s work on energy from biomass, energy systems and turbines. The tremendous scale of […]
10th November 2017

Renewable gas in Ireland: Potential and challenges

A new SEAI study shows that renewable gas could provide the equivalent of 28 per cent of Ireland’s current gas supply by 2050 and identifies the […]
10th November 2017

Developing a smarter electricity grid

According to Keith Bell, Scottish Power Professor of Smart Grids at Strathclyde University, electric power systems, worldwide, are changing and already present significant new challenges due […]
10th November 2017

Solar energy: Why are we stuck in analysis paralysis?

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is the fastest growing deployed renewable energy technology across the world in the last decade. Technology advances make it suitable for Northern European […]
10th November 2017

Sweden contemplates four future energy scenarios beyond 2020

Sweden is committed to developing an energy strategy that meets the best needs of the country, from a cost, environmental and conservation perspective. Getting there will […]
10th November 2017

Advancing energy through BioLPG

2018 will be a milestone for Calor and for Ireland’s energy landscape, with the launch of the first commercial, off-grid, renewable gas solution in Ireland. Calor’s […]
10th November 2017

High voltage power specialist broadens its horizons

As the success story of turnkey connections provider and high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers continues to unfold, Business Development Manager Danielle Tile explains why the […]
10th November 2017

Developing district heating in Ireland

The need to meet EU renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has focused the attention of the Irish Government. The Department of Communications, Climate […]