EU bank gives €155m to support Ireland’s renewable energy

An Irish energy firm has received a loan worth €155 million (£126m) for renewable energy generation in Ireland. The loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will help Bord Gáis, which powers nearly 180,000 homes, construct and operate six onshore wind farms with a total generation capacity of 141MW. The new projects are also expected […]

Irish wind sector could create 30,000 jobs

Ireland’s wind sector could help create around 30,000 jobs by 2020 if the Government brings reforms in the industry. That’s according to the Irish Wind Energy Association’s (IWEA) latest report, which states how the nation could benefit economically from renewable energy. At its conference yesterday, the IWEA called on the Government to reconsider targets to […]