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A total of 54 Irish bird species (26%) are now on the “red list”, indicating the “highest status of concern” for their populations including the Puffin (above)
Birdwatch Ireland has warned the government and wind farm developers of the risk of “creating a biodiversity crisis” in its approach to renewable energy. As The Times Ireland reports today, Birdwatch Ireland's assistant head of advocacy Oonagh Duggan said the…
Climate Minister Eamon Ryan noted that Ireland had set a 40 per cent target for renewables last year, and had actually met 43 per cent.
Minister for Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan has predicted that Ireland may be able to go “further, faster and bigger” in meeting and exceeding targets for emission reduction and renewable energy. As The Times Ireland edition reports, Ryan told the…
Tomas Flanagan, CEO at ÉireComposites
A Connemara company has secured €3 million from the European Commission to research and design a marine turbine that uses recycled materials for the first time. As The Times Ireland edition reports, designers at ÉireComposites in Indreabhán, Co Galway, believe…
Inland and Coastal Marinas new heavy-duty workboat pontoons installed at Fraserburgh Harbour
County Offaly marine construction firm Inland and Coastal Marinas Ltd has installed heavy-duty workboat pontoons at Fraserburgh Harbour, in the North-East corner of Scotland providing new crew transfer vessel berthing facilities for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm. With electricity and…
chartered surveyor Michael Ocock
Communities who believe they are at risk from wind turbines and other proposed new infrastructure deserve more than just a tightly managed consultation exercise, however, well the consultation is conducted. That’s the view of chartered surveyor Michael Ocock, who has…
Michael Horgan, Group CEO of Green Rebel Marine
Cork Harbour based marine survey and consultancy company Green Rebel Marine has announced the appointment of Michael Horgan as Group CEO. Michael (Mick) is a graduate of the National Maritime College of Ireland. A Master Mariner with a wealth of…
Pictured at the south Wales port of Pembroke Dock (L-R) Tim James from the port with the HST Marine team Ian Oxford (CFO), Chris Monan (COO) and Tom Nevin (CEO).
Marine renewables sector in south-west Wales, is to High Speed Tranfers Marine, an offshore vessel company, expand into Pembrokeshire after recognising the opportunities of the sector in the region. HST Marine provides solutions in shipping, vessel management and chartering to…
Green Rebel Marine founder Pearse FlynnGreen Rebel Marine founder Pearse Flynn
Green Rebel Marine in Cork Harbour has acquired a majority stake in Limerick-based marine data firm IDS-Monitoring. The deal involves an investment of close to €7 million and will result in the creation of 30 jobs over the next two…
The ORPC RivGen® Power System floating on the Kvichak River in Igiugig, Alaska ahead of installation in August 2019. A second turbine system for this generator is now also being built by EireComposites in Galway, supported by SEAI.
An Irish renewable energy consortium that has built the world’s strongest tidal blade has teamed up with an Alaskan community to provide 100 per cent of its electricity needs from its local river. As Times.ie reports today, technologists based at…
An illustration of some of the human activities which take place in the marine environment and the potential pressures which result from them and taken from a report by the Marine Protected Area Advisory Group for the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage published in October 2020
Ireland’s push to develop offshore renewable energy doesn’t have to be at the expense of sensitive marine habitats, a Government advisor has said. As Times.ie reports today, existing provisions “should be used” to protect vulnerable habitats and species pending legislation…
Irish Firm’s Floating Green Energy Solution One Step Closer to Fruition
Ireland’s first floating solar energy plant is another step closer to fruition thanks to funding from the Marine Institute. Co Mayo-based SolarMarine Energy Ltd shared in the €2.4 million Industry-Led Awards scheme for research projects in 2018, putting its grant…
The Aran islands energy co-op is “campaigning hard” to ensure local communities will have a central role in future energy generation
The Government’s ambitious plans for renewable energy off the Atlantic coast should involve communities as active stakeholders and not just recipients of compensation, an island energy co-op has said. Dara Ó Maoildhia, chairman of Comharchumann Fuinneamh Oileáin Árann, the Aran…
Ban on New Oil & Natural Gas Exploration to be Introduced
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has obtained Cabinet approval to introduce legislation to ban licences for new oil and natural gas exploration. The legislation will be included in the Climate Action and Low Carbon…
3,500 MW (megawatts) of electricity will come from offshore wind in the Government's climate action plan for 2030
An environmental group has expressed fears that the Government is prioritising industry-funded offshore wind and wave energy projects over its international commitments on marine protected areas. As The Times reports, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has questioned why legislation is…
Offshore wind turbines used by Simply Blue Energy off the Cork coast
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has welcomed Irish offshore energy Simply Blue’s deal with multinational Shell to develop its floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea. Simply Blue Energy and Shell confirmed today that the multinational is acquiring a…
County Kerry’s Valentia Island is examining the feasibility of combining offshore wind with electrolyser technology to convert water to hydrogen
Using green hydrogen to supply island energy needs is the theme of several projects which Irish offshore communities and universities are involved in. A consortium of Irish islands led by Kerry’s Valentia Island Co-op and Rathlin, Co Antrim is examining…

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