Energy Ireland Yearbook 2021


7th May 2021

Now you can green stamp your real estate investment

In light of the European Union’s aspirations to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, the stakes have never been higher to promote greener investments […]
7th May 2021

Fuels for Ireland’s vision is to decarbonise our fuels and accelerate Ireland’s energy transition

In August 2020, Fuels for Ireland launched our ambitious strategy outlining how our industry will become carbon neutral by 2050. Our ‘Powering today and tomorrow’ strategy […]
7th May 2021

What if… LEGO did energy regulation?

Christmas 2020 and my family welcomed a whole new world of LEGO™ into our home. We built and rebuilt a city; repurposed bricks as beds and […]
29th April 2021

Offshore wind: A key feature of Irish renewable activity and here to stay

(L) Russell Smyth, KPMG. (R) James Delahunt, KPMG. Energy demand growth, strong policy support and an increasing amount of capital seeking investments in renewables, coupled with […]
29th April 2021

Forecyte (NIDEC): IIOT Asset Condition monitoring

As we move more to the age of predictive analytics by using real-time data collected through (Industrial Internet of Things) IIoT, which not only assists in […]
29th April 2021

Renewable energy: The need for public buy-in

Project Ireland 2040 finally arrived to great fanfare in Sligo on 20 February 2018, it is a very ambitious plan totalling €116 billion which re-imagines and […]
29th April 2021

Pathways to the 2030 renewable electricity target

Fully engaging citizens while also seeking to rapidly increase the levels of renewable electricity generation out to 2030 presents the greatest challenge to ambitions, believes Director […]
29th April 2021

Decarbonising your business: Where do you start?

You are probably reading this as you’re already recognising the need to decarbonise your business but don’t know where to start. Many in the business community […]
29th April 2021

It’s time to COP on to the benefits of a green recovery

This November the world’s heads of state, climate experts and campaigners will come together for the UN’s COP26 summit, which will aim to accelerate the goals […]
29th April 2021

Strengthening the sustainable nature of the renewable energy industry

Decarbonizing the economy to fight climate change is one of the most urgent goals that countries and companies have set for the coming decades. Wind energy […]
29th April 2021

The future of offshore wind consenting

Ireland’s antiquated offshore renewable energy (ORE) consenting regime is set for an extensive overhaul in the coming months as the long-awaited Marine Planning and Development Management […]
29th April 2021

Corporate PPAs in Ireland: Current trends

Background Corporate power purchase agreements (Corporate PPAs) are agreements under which businesses purchase electricity directly from generators. Corporate PPAs differ from traditional PPAs between utilities/licensed suppliers […]
29th April 2021

Legal and regulatory certainty required for offshore wind

2021 and 2022 will be watershed years for Irish offshore wind, with the first commercial scale projects likely to enter the MPDM consenting process, and the […]
29th April 2021

Energy priorities of the European Commission

Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy outlines the role of member states and the energy system in achieving the EU’s raised ambitions on tackling climate change. […]
29th April 2021

The potential for floating offshore wind in Ireland

Introduction The Irish Government’s current commitments outlined in the Programme for Government and the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill to achieving a decarbonised […]
29th April 2021

Offshore wind energy in Ireland… Vision gets closer

The vision for offshore wind in Ireland could hardly be more exciting. The government has set a target of 5,000MW capacity to be installed by 2030 […]
29th April 2021

Leading the way to 2030

Last year wind energy in Ireland provided just over 36% of our electricity. With small amounts of additional power, from hydro for example, this meant that […]
29th April 2021

Calor place sustainability at the heart of customer solutions

Irish businesses have learned more about flexibility in the last 18 months than at any time in history. They have demonstrated that necessity can deliver extraordinary […]
29th April 2021

Natural gas to play pivotal role in helping Northern Ireland reach net zero carbon emissions

With the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland working on a new 10-year energy strategy, expected mid-2021, that will essentially set out green energy targets […]
29th April 2021

A vision for powering a sustainable future

EPH is a leading energy group that owns and operates assets across Europe, primarily focusing on power generation from conventional and renewable sources. We are one […]
29th April 2021

Achieving our ambitious power sector renewables target

As Ireland transitions towards a zero-carbon future, Ireland’s policy makers and principal sectoral actors must ensure the decoupling of future economic growth and emissions growth. This […]
21st April 2021

Confronting the increasing threat of cyberattacks against electricity infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure worldwide is increasingly becoming a target for cyberattacks that utilise various sophisticated techniques to bypass defences, ESET’s research reveals. On 23 December 2015, around […]
21st April 2021

Shaping our electricity future

The next decade has the potential to be revolutionary for the country’s electricity system. We have the potential to meet the challenge of the climate crisis […]
20th April 2021

Playing our part in creating a net zero future

As we start to think about what a post COVID-19 recovery should look like, we have a chance to tackle the climate crisis head on, building […]
20th April 2021

The EU Climate and Energy Framework: Europe’s defining decarbonisation ambition

The EU has announced an intention of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, current policies only set us on a course of reducing […]
20th April 2021

Powering the Green Recovery in the post COVID-19 world

(L) Sean Casey, EY Ireland. (R) David Cashman, EY Ireland. As economies across Europe adjust to the impacts of COVID-19, policy makers face increased pressure to […]
20th April 2021

The future of energy in Ireland: Getting greener

Ireland’s energy transition has been making great strides. The government has led the way in setting ambitious targets, creating favourable regulatory and support structures and creating […]
20th April 2021

PR5: Providing an investment framework for a lower carbon future

In December 2020, the CRU put forward its decision of its fifth price review (PR5) that set out the expected allowed revenues for the network companies, […]