U2’s Edge says nuclear power an option to meet our climate targets. Rock star tells a round table discussion he is concerned about the practicality of depending solely on renewable energy sources.
Business Post 18th April 2021 read more »
Cork-based Simply Blue Energy is in talks to secure a joint venture partner for a 1.1 gigawatt (GW) floating wind farm off Clare. The turbines for the Western Star project will be positioned 35km off Doonbeg and will be co-developed with a wave energy conversion array about 5km off the coast. The Western Star project “will require international investment,” said Brian Fitzgerald, Simply Blue Energy’s external affairs director.
Irish Independent 18th April 2021 read more »
BETWEEN 50 and 100 jobs will be created to provide a new €50 million Synchronous Compensator in Moneypoint Power Station as part of the ESB’s exciting new €5 billion Green Atlantic development, reports Dan Danaher. This Synchronous Compensator, which will be the largest of its kind in the world, will provide a range of electrical services to the electricity grid, which would previously have been supplied by thermal-fired power stations. Its operation will enable higher volumes of renewables on the system.
Clare Champion 17th April 2021 read more »
The company Ocean Winds has started the process to apply for a wind farm 13km from shore at Bray Head. The company enters the Irish offshore wind market with proposals for Cailleach Offshore Windfarm on a 317km squared site. In a statement, Ocean Winds said that the wind farm would deliver up to 1,600MW of energy by 2030.
Bray People 17th April 2021 read more »