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The International Conference will focus on challenges involved in using offshore wind energy
The role of the marine environment in the push towards “net zero” carbon emissions is the theme of an international marine engineering conference running online later this month. The challenges involved in using offshore wind energy and the feasibility of…
Engineers from Worley
One of the world’s leading providers of engineering, procurement and construction services to the energy industry has been appointed by energy company EI-H2 to help develop Ireland’s first commercial scale green hydrogen production facility. Worley will soon enter the concept…
Aircraft used in a previous ObSERVE Aerial survey
An Irish-led international consortium will this month begin extensive aerial surveys of almost half a million square kilometres of Ireland’s maritime area. The ObSERVE Aerial 2 survey aims to help build a greater understanding of Ireland’s marine wildlife and the…
The 55m long and 18m wide Danish platform ship WIND berthed at Wicklow Harbour earlier this week
Wicklow Harbour on the east coast of Ireland had an unusual visitor this week with the arrival of the Danish platform ship Wind from Wales.  The 55m long and 18m wide ship that is heavily involved in the offshore wind…
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney joined renewable energy company - EI-H2 - as they announced plans for Ireland’s first Green Hydrogen facility. Upon completion, the site will be one of the biggest green energy facilities of its kind in the world. Over 85 full-time direct and indirect jobs will be created. Pictured are EI-H2 founder Pearse Flynn (on right)  and CEO of EI-H2 Tom Lynch.
Green energy company - EI-H2 - has announced plans for Ireland’s first Green Hydrogen facility. The new company intends to seek planning permission for a 50MW electrolysis plant in Aghada, on the shores of Cork Harbour, which when operational will…
Flying high - (L-R) Paul Daly, Weston Aviation, Sarah Kandrot, Head of Aerial Surveys with Green Rebel Group, pilot Gerry Humphreys, AFTA and Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport
The first digital aerial ecology surveys of Irish coastal waters to be undertaken by a domestic company are about to begin following the arrival of a new special mission aircraft owned by Green Rebel Group into Cork Airport. The company…
Danish Survey Vessel Arctic Ocean Calls to Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The standby safety vessel the Arctic Ocean that is undertaking a series of geophysical surveys for the Codling Wind Park was back in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Saturday morning.  The red hulled Danish flagged vessel is operating on a 24-hour basis between 14 April to…
File image of Arklow Bank Wind Farm with tug Husky
Offshore renewables must not be pursued at the cost of Ireland’s biodiversity, an Oireachtas committee has been told. According to The Irish Times, members of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change heard statements from various environmental and conservation groups who…
Formal liaison between the fishing industry and offshore renewable energy needed to be set up say the National Inshore Fishermen's Association
The Government has been urged not to delay in establishing a formal liaison between marine users including fishermen and the offshore renewable energy industry. As The Times Ireland edition reports today, the Department of Housing – currently lead agency for…
Tramore on the Co. Waterford coast line
A community group of stakeholders, Blue Horizon, is calling for all offshore wind projects to located at 22 km from the Waterford coast line. According to Ocean Focus, this would follow the EU approach where the average ‘bottom fixed’ site is…
Capt Hugh Conlon, Shannon Foynes harbourmaster
The Aberdeen of the Irish Atlantic rim – that’s the potential future for Shannon Foynes, the State’s second port after Dublin. It faces an exciting future, with ESB’s Moneypoint site in County Clare to be transformed into a green energy…
Captain Brian FitzGerald is Director of External Affairs for Simply Blue
Cork HarbourA floating offshore wind developer, Simply Blue Group, has appointed Captain Brian FitzGerald as Director of External Affairs and Stakeholder Liaison, Ireland. Captain Fitzgerald will represent the company, focusing on the Emerald and Western Star portfolios, as exemplars in…
File image of tug Husky at the Arklow Bank wind farm
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has been accused of “railroading” the National Marine Planning Framework through the Dáil without pre-legislative scrutiny, as The Irish Times reports. Opposition TDs say that while they broadly support the framework…
Image illustrating the proposed Codling Wind Park
Following the recent notice of geophysical surveys for the Codling Wind Park comes news of a series of geotechnical surveys in the Irish Sea off Wicklow for the project set to commence tomorrow, Monday 26 April. Works to characterise the…
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…

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