IFA seeks basic payment eligibility of lands used for solar

James Murphy, IFA South Leinster Chairman and Renewables Project Team Leader, has confirmed that discussions have commenced with the Department of Agriculture to progress the case that farmers who have solar projects on their land and also farm the land should be able to draw down the annual basic payment.   “Farmers right across the […]

Tipperary Commits to European Sustainable Energy Movement

Tipperary County Council has recently become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry County […]

IFA to develop Community Renewables Initiative

IFA Deputy President, Tim O’Leary, has confirmed that the Association is to work towards the establishment of a new community renewable energy business, aimed at providing rural communities with an opportunity to participate in and benefit from future renewable projects.   Speaking after a meeting of the Association’s Executive Council Mr. O’ Leary said, “To […]

Tipperary County Council Signs The Covenant of Mayors

Tipperary County Council has now become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry […]

South Tipperary County Council Adopts Renewable Energy Strategy

A new Renewable Energy Strategy for South Tipperary was adopted at a recent council meeting (March 3rd). This strategy was prepared as a joint initiative by the Council and the Tipperary Energy Agency. It will ensure that South Tipperary can take advantage of renewable energy opportunities thus creating local jobs and increasing the self-sufficiency of […]

Graduate of LIT Tipperary, Anthony Glynn, short-listed for prestigious 2014 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in Science.”           Albert Einstein. Written by Sarah Butler/ Seamus Hoyne. LIT. Albert Glynn from Roscrea and James Sherlock from Athlone, have together designed a hydro-turbine engine system that enables people to harness electricity […]

Tipperary Community Demonstrates How to Cut Energy and Create Jobs

The Drombane–Upperchurch Energy Team from Tipperary wins Best Community Renewable Energy Project at the Community and Council Awards. ·         In total the 400 houses in the Drombane and Upperchurch locality spend €1,000,000 on home energy. ·         In 2012 22 homes were upgraded. In 2013 a further 35 homes, plus two community halls were retrofitted. ·         Once the whole […]

Ireland’s first Community-Owned Wind Farm opened in Templederry

Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte T.D., has officially opened Ireland’s first community owned wind farm in Templederry, Co. Tipperary. Templederry Community Wind Farm counts students, farmers and a local priest amongst its owners. The group is now producing green electricity and selling it to the grid, producing approximately 15GWh per annum. This is enough to […]

Ireland could export as much electricity as we consume ourselves” – Minister Pat Rabbitte

Minister Rabbitte launches “Strategy for Renewable Energy 2012-2020” document. Confirms determination that 2020 renewables targets will be met – “good for the environment and good for jobs”. Holding talks on export protocol with UK Government next month Speaking in Dublin today, Pat Rabbitte T.D, Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources highlighted the scope for […]

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Experience Weekends

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Experience Weekends April 20 – 22, May 25-27, June 22-24 A new programme of events has been launched by the educational charity Sustainable Projects Ireland. It will offer a rich opportunity to learn about many aspects of sustainable living. The weekend courses, hosted at the Ecovillage in Cloughjordan on April 20-22, May 25-27 […]

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