Government to Dispose of State Energy Assets

The Government intends to sell off Bord Gais Energy and some of ESB’s non-strategic power generation capacity as part of the State asset disposal programme agreed under the EU/IMF Programme, and as provided for in the Programme for Government. The Government has agreed with the Troika sale of state assets up to a value of … Read more

Ireland’s Forests Must Remain in Public Hands

The Environmental Pillar of social partnership has called on Fine Gael and Labour to restate their commitment to the continued public ownership of Coillte. This follows Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin’s indications that he would not delay in moving on the sale of state assets identified in the recent McCarthy Report. Speaking on behalf … Read more

Finavera Renewables Sells Majority Stake in Ireland’s Largest Onshore Wind Project For €8.4m

Finavera Renewables has agreed to the co-development of the 105 megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project in County Galway with SSE Renewables (Ireland), the Irish renewables development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The move follows the sale of a majority stake in Finavera’s wholly owned Gate 3 grid connection from Eirgrid to SSE for … Read more

European Commission Gives €4.1m for Irish Nature Conservation Schemes

The European Commission today approved grants to restore raised bogs in County Westmeath and to improve water quality in the Special Conservation Area river, the Upper Blackwater in County Cork. The grants will be paid to Coillte in Westmeath and ‘Integrated Resource Development’ in Cork. Ireland’s raised bogs represent some of the finest examples of … Read more