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Anglo-Irish Deal Opens Potential For €1.6 Billion Renewable Energy Export Industry

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has welcomed the signing of an historic deal between Ireland and the UK Government that will potentially pave the way for exploiting Ireland’s unique wind energy resources. Both Governments have agreed to co-operate on

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Wind Energy Will Save €24 Billion in Fuel Costs by 2015

Rising fossil fuel prices, devastating oil spills and the nuclear crisis in Fukushima have in 2011 substantially raised expectations of wind energy. Every month in 2009 and 2010, the global wind energy industry installed new wind energy capacity that can

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IWEA Welcomes ESRI Support for Wind Energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has stated that the ESRI ‘Review of Irish Energy Policy’ is an important reminder that Ireland is far too dependent on importing its energy supply from other nations and needs to accelerate the move

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Wind Delivers Record Energy Levels in Ireland

The growing importance of wind as a key energy resource for Ireland was reaffirmed recently as a record power output level of 1,323 megawatts – enough to power more than 850,000 homes – was recorded, the Irish Wind Energy Association

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Ireland Will Generate Enough Renewable Energy by 2040 to Cover All Our Energy Needs

Ireland will generate enough renewable energy by 2040 to effectively cover 100% of the nation’s energy requirements, according to Peter Harte, chairperson of the Irish Wind Energy Association’s Markets Committee. He also sees Ireland becoming a carbon-free power and transport

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Red Tape and Uncertainty Costing Jobs in Wind Energy Sector

An over-complicated bureaucratic system is significantly hampering job creation and investment in the Irish renewable sector, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association. IWEA chief executive Dr Michael Walsh says that excess bureaucracy and unnecessary risk is driving investors away

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Ireland Losing Out in Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Generation

The director of one of Europe’s leading energy producers and owner of indigenous Irish energy supplier Airtricity has warned that Ireland is being left behind in the development of offshore wind and marine generation. Addressing over 400 delegates at the

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Minister Rabbitte to Make ‘Debut’ at IWEA Wind Energy Conference

Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, in what will be his first official address at an energy sector event since his appointment as Minister in the new Government, will open the annual Irish Wind Energy Association

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Energia to Become Biggest Purchaser of New Wind Farm Power in 2011

Energia will be the biggest purchaser of the renewable energy produced by Ireland’s growing number of wind farms in 2011, according to new figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association. Responding to the massive increase in demand from Irish businesses

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Wind Energy to Save Irish Consumers up to €100m per year in Electricity Costs by 2020

Wind energy generation will deliver savings to Irish consumers of €100m by 2020, the most detailed analysis to date into the value of the sector has revealed. The report, commissioned by IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association) in conjunction with Wind

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