Ireland and Washington Explore Business Collaborations in Clean-tech Sector

A delegation fromWashington State’s Department of Commerce recently visited the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as part of a trade mission to Ireland and Englandto develop business linkages. The visit presents an exciting opportunity for Irish clean-tech companies to make meaningful collaborations with international markets, including the US and Far East which can be … Read more

Ocean Energy Industry Forum – Friday, February 10th – Alexander Hotel, Dublin

Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, will open the Marine Renewables Industry Association’s annual Ocean Energy Industry Forum on Friday, February 10TH, the first occasion on which he has addressed an ocean energy gathering. The second session of the Forum will be opened by David Thomson, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the … Read more

EPA Welcomes IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

The EPA has welcomed publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy sources and Climate Change mitigation (SRREN). The report shows that global potential for renewable energy is substantially higher than both current and projected future global energy demand. This is the case globally and in most regions of … Read more

Ireland Sitting on Multi-million Euro Renewable Energy Industry

Ireland is sitting on a potential multi-million euro industry in the renewable energy sector, delegates attending a major worldwide convention in County Mayo later this month will be told.  Special focus will be placed on enterprise and employment in the renewable energy sector at the eleventh Mayo Associations Worldwide Convention to be in Westport between … Read more

ESB International Applies For Foreshore Investigation Licences For Wave Energy Sites

ESB International has applied to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government for foreshore exploration licences in the first step towards developing a 5 Megawatt wave energy project off the west coast of Ireland. This will enable the company to conduct marine surveys and resource measurements at two locations – Killard Point, County Clare … Read more

Wavebob Enters Research Collaboration With Spanish Technology Firm Abengoa

Irish ocean energy company, Wavebob, and Spanish technology company, Abengoa, have formed a new research collaboration which will see the two companies jointly working on the research, development and commercialisation of wave energy systems. The collaboration, which was secured with the support of Enterprise Ireland’s Spanish office, is to take place over a period of … Read more

Ocean Energy Could Create 70,000 Jobs and be Worth €120 Billion

At a recent meeting of Irish and international ocean energy experts, John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gais, spoke of his concern that not enough investment and planning is being put into developing Ireland’s ocean energy resources, an industry which could create up to 70,000 jobs and deliver a cumulative benefit of €120 billion to … Read more

President of EU Body to Speak at Ocean Energy Forum

Dr Sian George, the recently appointed President of the EU Ocean Energy Association, will make the closing speech at the Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA)  Ocean Energy Forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. The Forum will commence at 9.0am sharp and end with Lunch at 1.0pm. Entry is … Read more

EU to Exceed 20% Renewable Energy Goal by 2020

The EU 27 will exceed its target of meeting 20% of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, according to the European Wind Energy Association, following analysis of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans, submitted by the EU Member States to the European Commission. “Taken together the Action Plans show that the … Read more

MRIA Annual Ocean Energy Industry Forum – Dublin, February 3rd 2011

The Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) will hold its Annual Ocean Energy Industry Forum on Thursday, February 3rd 2011 from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm in the Alexander Hotel, off Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The theme of the Forum will be ‘Ireland: Preparing for Success in Ocean Energy’. The Forum will showcase The Emerging Policy … Read more