Co-op’s getting a good hearing

Energy Co-op Ireland’s work to get community initiatives put to the top of the agenda of the new energy policy consultation process continues.   As part of its work demonstrating the value of local energy co-operatives in achieving a successful national transition to a low carbon economy, ECI arranged a visit for Ken Spratt, Assistant Secretary for Read more about Co-op’s getting a good hearing[…]

Energy Cooperatives to increase activity in Ireland

There now seems to be a considerable shift in attitudes at the DCENR towards community involvement in the Renewable Energy (RE)  sector. This may be leading towards increased activity in the ground. Comharchumann Fuinneamh Oileáin Árainn moves ahead with €1.5m in investment in energy conservation and generation measures (through the SEAI’s BEC grants scheme – which according Read more about Energy Cooperatives to increase activity in Ireland[…]

Tipperary shows that Irish PV is coming out of the shadows

The installation of 800 PV panels on nine public buildings throughout in the County including  fire stations, libraries, civic offices and a leisure centre has raised the total PV output in the Republic by some 44%.   The conventional wisdom on RE’s in Ireland has been that there is an established hierarchy in technologies here: Wind is  king, Read more about Tipperary shows that Irish PV is coming out of the shadows[…]