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Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (12 Oct 2017)

Brian Stanley: ...on the roads. Home charging of electric vehicles will work best alongside micro-generation. However, micro-generation must be co-ordinated and driven by the State if people are to take it up. Be it through small-scale wind power, solar photovoltaic systems or something else, microgeneration gives households, farms, small businesses and public buildings the ability to produce their own...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Brian Stanley: ...in the meantime. The Green Party put forward a case against the Bill, and I accept it is genuine in what it believes. It left out many other sources of energy, such as anaerobic digestion and hydropower. I know hydropower has its limitations. Deputy Ryan did not mention other sources of energy. We agree that, based on our information from the industry, offshore energy is getting...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Generation (11 Sep 2017)

John Curran: 1460. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the actions and supports he plans to take to support the development of residential solar power; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38201/17]

Summer Economic Statement 2017: Statements (13 Jul 2017)

Peadar Tóibín: ...famine. In respect of energy development, we are going to have to pay €600 million in 2020 because this Government will not meet its climate change objectives. In Britain they are producing more solar power this summer than nuclear and coal combined but this country does not even have a solar industry at the moment. We do not even have a feed-in tariff for the solar industry and...

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (12 Jul 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...and sharing really precise information. There is a great green hero, a German SPD politician, Hermann Scheer, who was a champion of this whole new clean energy, low-carbon economy. His book, The Solar Economy, written about 20 years ago, has as its absolute centre point the idea that the farmers are the front line. They are the heroes in this transition that we have to make. There is...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy Generation Targets (4 Jul 2017)

Mattie McGrath: 501. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his Department's targets regarding the provision of energy through solar power to the national grid; the number of applications to join the national grid from potential supplies of solar power in County Tipperary from solar farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30923/17]

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Capital Investment: European Investment Bank (29 Jun 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ..., they are bidding the auction process down to €5.70 per kilowatt hour and while it must be possible for us to have a similar auction process, it is still a risky project. In terms of aggregated solar power, the EIB is not going to put a panel on my roof but perhaps if there were 10,000 people who sought such investments and an aggregator to act as a counter-party to EIB lending in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016: Discussion (27 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

...to a wide range of renewable energy projects such as the Dublin waste to energy initiative, NTR wind energy generation and Greencoat Renewables plc. Indirectly, via a series of SME funds and infrastructure and forestry investments totalling over €500 million, the fund is supporting renewable energy, power efficiency and onshore wind energy projects and emissions management. The...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Energy Policy (27 Jun 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...support mechanism is the Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff (REFIT) schemes, which currently support the development of a range of renewable electricity technologies including hydro, biomass combustion, biomass combined heat and power, landfill gas and onshore wind. With regard to future policy initiatives, my Department is currently developing a proposed new Renewable Electricity Support...

Seanad: Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016: Second Stage (21 Jun 2017)

Grace O'Sullivan: ...any more than we already have. These limits are natural, and it is time to stop speaking out of both sides of our mouths on this by signing a climate pact with one hand while the other hand cuts peat for power generation or signs another licence for oil exploration. We are at the stage now of risking accumulating massive stranded assets as the world moves on to a post-fossil fuel future....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Decarbonising Transport: Discussion (20 Jun 2017)

...Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens - are to ban diesel vehicles by 2025 for air quality reasons. Electric vehicles, because they can use energy generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar power, will allow Ireland to strengthen its fuel security and reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. A further major benefit of electric vehicles is the ability to recharge at home...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Oversight of Commission for Energy Regulation: Discussion (20 Jun 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...stories at the time, which are varied. Six or seven years ago the price of electricity was the key issue at the time. It strays into areas such as the grid and the difficulties in building the grid and wind power infrastructure due to public opposition. How would Dr. McGowan and the CER explain to anyone in the OECD the situation in Ireland regarding water charges? How could Dr....

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget Submissions (Resumed): The Environmental Pillar (31 May 2017)

...which was ten years ago. We should consider how we can maintain a sustainable level of income through continuous reform over time. On the just transition question and the PSO levy on peat-fired power stations of €120 million, we should stop subsidising the burning of peat. A fossil fuel subsidy award was recently organised by the Climate Action Network at a European level....

Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016: Report Stage (24 May 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Thomas Pringle: ...time. For me that is not a viable renewable energy source and we should not actively pursue it. There is a role for wind and I believe offshore wind energy will have a role. I believe that wave power and tidal power will provide our energy. I do not know enough about whether solar has any real value. I have seen advertisements for solar panels that even work in the dark. I think that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Grid Development Strategy 2017 and Proposed Celtic Interconnector: EirGrid (9 May 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

...Slye: Deputy Eamon Ryan asked about offshore wind energy projects. We are seeing, as he rightly said, some quite remarkable results from auctions in various European countries in the provision of power from such projects. In the past six to nine months numbers have come in much more slowly than would have been expected only 12 to 18 months ago. There are two things happening in this...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Other Questions: Renewable Energy Projects (9 May 2017) See 6 other results from this debate

Denis Naughten: I am not questioning what the Deputy said. However, an agenda is being spun on this issue. I stated that the applications submitted to provide solar power would provide power far in excess of the country's energy needs. Farmers are signing contracts with solar power companies and there is panic among members of the farming community about the scale involved. Farmers are concerned that it...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy Projects (9 May 2017)

Brian Stanley: 77. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his future plans for support mechanisms for solar power; and the options which have been considered. [21835/17]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy Generation (11 Apr 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...in meeting its renewable energy contributions out to 2030. Analysis is on-going on the types of technologies to be included such as biomass, offshore and onshore wind, waste, and combined heat and power. This analysis also includes an assessment of the cost of supporting Solar Photovoltaics (PV) - both rooftop and ground-mounted. The Programme for Government contains a commitment to...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Renewable Energy Projects (4 Apr 2017)

Michael Noonan: ...position in a portfolio of Irish onshore wind assets. - Cornerstone investor in the BlueBay SME credit fund which has loaned to Irish headquartered renewable energy developers and to a designer and manufacturer of high power density high efficiency power supplies. - €76m seed capital for Greencoat Renewables to enable it purchase two sizeable wind farms.   ISIF continues...

Other Questions: Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation (21 Mar 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Joe Carey: ...Minister. We have a huge challenge in reaching our renewable energy targets. We need more initiatives like the one the Minister has described which is very encouraging. We have opportunities in solar, hydro and biomass energy. There are also huge opportunities in offshore wind. There seems to be a focus, understandably, on larger scale energy producers. I want to raise the issue of...

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