Shell launches Celtic Sea floating wind farm

The farm will have a total capacity of up to 1GW, equivalent to powering 800,000 homes

Businesses in Ireland offered €14m for energy efficiency

Applicants must embed energy efficiency in the design of their projects, focusing on energy uses such as heating, cooling, refrigeration, compressed air and business processes

Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid

Scientists in Ireland to build a pedestrian bridge made from old wind turbine blades

The project aims to minimise and repurpose wind turbine blade waste

Ireland launches new forum to support sustainable development of bioeconomy sector

The National Bioeconomy Forum will provide a voice for a broad range of stakeholders, including industry, community groups, NGOs and relevant state bodies

Greencoat Renewables boosts its portfolio with Irish wind farm

Together with the acquisition of the 11.5MW An Cnoc wind farm, the firm announced the closing of a new €200 million term loan

IKEA pledges to close loop by buying customers’ used furniture in exchange for vouchers

The initiative, which aims to offer more sustainable and affordable products, will launch in the UK and Ireland on Black Friday

EDF Renewables buys 12.5% of Ireland’s total solar capacity

The company has acquired Wexford Solar Limited, which includes eight solar projects with a combined capacity of around 100MW

EU bank backs Irish smart meter rollout with €150m

It will support ESB Networks’ installation of 2.4 million smart meters in homes and businesses across the country by 2024

Flora owner to spread carbon labelling across its products

Upfield hopes the labelling, which will be applied to 100 million packs of its plant-based spreads, margarines, butters and creams, will encourage consumers to make more sustainable choices