Bord na Móna plans praised but could be greater community benefit

Announcement of first realistic plan to export 2GW of power from midlands wind energy to UK   The announcement today by Bord na Móna  in relation to wind export of 2GW of electricity directly to the U.K. grid demonstrates the common sense policy of utilizing  exhausted cutaway peatlandwhich are primarily located in uninhabited areas of[…]

Proof that wind power effective in reducing carbon emissions

While anti-wind critics have imagined scenarios to the contrary research from Spain proves that even with high penetration, wind power reduces overall carbon emissions.   The study from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid  in Spain states ‘…the global balance of CO2 reduction is still significant…Renewable energy is capable of replacing fossil fuels and of reducing emissions dramatically.’[…]

Aran Co-op progresses with second stage of BEC

Fuinneamh, the Aran Islands Renewable energy co-op established in association with ECI, moves on with its second Better Energy Communities award amounting to in excess of €400,000 of spending on renewable and energy conservation measures. ECI’s Cormac Walsh was on Inis Mór this week with Duncan Stewart of the successful TV series Eco-Eye to witness[…]