ESB rapid-response gas plants will back up renewables
The electricity body is to begin the first of three such plants in Dublin next summer, with energy storage facilities also in the pipeline
The ESB is to begin construction of a new gas-fuelled power plant near Blanchardstown in west Dublin in the summer, as it seeks planning permission for two other gas generators in the capital.
The move comes as Eirgrid has warned that increasing electricity demand and the winding down of peat power plants is affecting the grid operator’s capacity to keep the country’s lights on. Ireland set two new records for peak electricity demand within a...
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New state agency to set up district heating schemes
Environment Minister says new body would be tasked with delivering the first phases of a completely new heating system in Ireland, potentially starting by using the heat created by the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin.
Moneypoint staff to get first refusal of new green energy roles
Plans for workers at the Clare power station are outlined in Green Atlantic, the multibillion-euro roadmap for transitioning it to a clean energy hub
Industry group urges state to follow UK’s switch to 10% renewable ethanol in petrol
Kevin McPartlan of Fuels for Ireland said his group was seeking clarity on the government’s plan for increasing biofuel content to cut emissions
Renewable sources accounted for 43 per cent of Ireland’s electricity last year
Government’s 40 per cent renewable energy target exceeded in 2020 with wind generation making up majority of power