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From wind to watts: renewables in the EU

Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency have been shining a light on wind and renewable energy use in the EU. It’s well worth a quick watch, just click the link below http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/infographs/energy/bloc-4.html?showVideo=1 Here in Ireland we can boast that we are now third in the world for how much wind energy we use in our electricity.…

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Ireland Rises to Bronze Position for Global Wind Energy Use

International Energy Agency Confirms Ireland Ranked 3rd Globally for Wind Energy. Good news, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its annual wind energy report for 2015 which has seen Ireland rise up the global rankings to 3rd position for the contribution of wind energy to electricity demand. Ireland’s move into the global bronze medal…

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Wind and Renewables Driving Change in Our Global Power System

Renewable energy is growing not only here in Ireland, with wind energy leading the way, but globally. This video from the World Economic Forum and Bloomberg gives a clear snapshot of the positive growth and lower costs, which renewable energy including wind will bring. Ireland today, has enough wind energy capacity to power over 1.5m…

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Irish Wind Energy is Cutting Emissions from our Electricity Generation

We can be a bit geeky about wind energy here at WindEnergy.ie. So we spent some time on the really great EirGrid Smart Grid dashboard which has been developed by EirGrid to show in real-time how Ireland’s electricity generation is working. In one section you can view Ireland’s Carbon Dioxide emissions from our electricity generation, and…

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UK Wildlife Charity, the RSPB Shows Off Its New Wind Turbine in Timelapse Video

Following years of planning and research, the UK wildlife protection charity, the RSPB has now installed their own wind turbine at their headquarters. The turbine was built in just a few days and will now generate half of the RSPB’s total electricity needs across all of their 127 UK locations. Its a new clean energy…

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Facebook Makes Friends with Irish Wind Energy

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/brookfield-makes-friends-with-facebook-in-power-deal-1.2600994

The new Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will be powered entirely from Ireland’s wind energy. When operational the new clean energy powered data centre will employ in the region of 115 people. Irish wind energy will also supply the necessary electricity to power Facebook’s European Head…

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Wind Energy & Wings! Not one to try at home!

While not something we’d be trying, this is a pretty impressive video of a redbull air-race pilot slalom-ing his way through an Austrian wind farm. Not a travel option for the faint hearted! The full article and video are available below https://au.sports.yahoo.com/a/31291484/red-bull-air-race-hannes-arch-flies-through-wind-farm-turbines/

Pat Kenny Visits Wind Farm to See Irish Wind Energy in Action

Newstalk Presenter Pat Kenny took time out of the studio in January to pay a visit to the Mount Lucas Wind Farm in Co. Offaly, learn about its operation and to see and hear the wind turbines in action. The visit was part of a focus Pat did on Ireland’s energy future on his Newstalk…

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Power to Power Ourselves Campaign Launches

Today, Monday 4th January has seen the launch of our new campaign in support of Irish Wind Energy and to highlight the power we have in Ireland to power ourselves with a range of renewables. Did you know we import 85% of our energy? Did you know these imports cost us €15.6m every single day?…

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Over 24pc of Irish electricity demand met by wind in 2015

As 2016 begins, the great news is that 2015 was another record year for Irish Wind Energy. Provisional EirGrid statistics show that over 24% of Ireland’s electricity demand was met purely from wind energy through the year. It wasn’t just recent storms which have provided additional wind power to Ireland but the windiest June on…

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