ESBI and MCT to Develop Major Tidal Energy Project Off Antrim Coast

ESB International (ESBI) has entered an agreement with the pioneering tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) to develop an initial phase of a 100MW tidal energy project off the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland. ESBI and MCT will work together to submit a proposal to the forthcoming Marine Leasing Round in Northern Ireland to … Read more

British Planning System is Delaying Power Projects

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is warning that plans to hand back powers to ministers to approve major infrastructure projects could lead to further delays in building vital energy schemes in the UK. The UK’s leading business group says the Government’s decision to replace the independent Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) with a Major Infrastructure … Read more

Realising Ireland’s Ocean Energy Potential

The opportunity to derive energy from the ocean is significant in Ireland, both from wave and from tidal sources. The potential is such that ocean energy represents a critical opportunity to create substantial wealth and employment on this island over the next twenty years and beyond, according to the recent white paper by the Marine … Read more

Ireland has the Potential to Achieve Energy Independence Using Renewable Energy Resources

Ireland has more than three times its total energy requirements available from readily accessible renewable energy sources on its own doorstep. Yet despite access to such vast and plentiful clean energy resources, Ireland is still heavily dependent on volatile foreign fossil fuel, importing almost 90% of its energy needs. As conventional energy sources run out … Read more