Germany’s innogy powers up its first Irish wind farm

It consists of three turbines with a total capacity of 10.2MW

Ireland awards €8m for innovative energy research

One of the projects will employ artificial intelligence to optimise the forecasting ability of renewable producers

Dublin Airport flies high with energy efficient lighting savings

It upgraded to LED lights at its car parks in Terminal One

Majority of businesses ‘don’t have formalised energy strategy in place’

Around 77% of firms believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025

Lidl Ireland charges up store car parks with EV infrastructure

It has committed to building 40 EV charging points across 20 of its locations

US green groups call on Ireland to extinguish biomass burning

They say power stations importing wood pellets from the US are damaging the environment and biodiversity

Energy efficiency scheme to help Irish dairy farmers milk savings

They are being offered a share of up to £360,000 to upgrade vacuum and milk pump technology

Aldi pledges to become carbon neutral by 2019

It has installed solar panels and energy efficient technologies across some of its stores

Ireland pilots domestic solar and battery storage scheme

Householders will be given grants for installing the technologies

Green light for Irish renewable support scheme

The first renewable auction is set to take place next year, supporting ‘shovel ready’ projects