Press Releases

Last Updated : 12/09/2011

  1. Record number of Wind Farms open to the public to mark Global Wind Day

    A record number of wind farms across Ireland will open to the public to welcome visitors wishing to learn more about the benefits of wind energy both locally and nationally, all as part of Global Wind Day 2014.

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  2. IWEA Welcomes Publication of Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland and Proposed Consultation Process

    IWEA Welcomes Publication of Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland and Proposed Consultation Process.

    Size : 316 KB Added : 12/05/2014

  3. UN Climate Reality-Check Must Spur Irish Government into Climate Leadership Role.

    UN Climate Reality-Check Must Spur Irish Government into Climate Leadership Role.

    Size : 328 KB Added : 31/03/2014

  4. Positive Wind Energy Impacts to Ripple through Irish Economy, New Research Reveals

    Positive Wind Energy Impacts to Ripple through Irish Economy, New Research Reveals

    Size : 304 KB Added : 27/03/2014

  5. Wind Energy Sector Remains on Course to Deliver 8,400 Jobs and €7 Billion Investment

    Wind Energy Sector Remains on Course to Deliver 8,400 Jobs and €7 Billion Investment

    Size : 333 KB Added : 07/03/2014

  6. No Credible Evidence Showing Link Between Wind Turbines and Health – IWEA

    No Credible Evidence Showing Link Between Wind Turbines and Health – IWEA

    Size : 177 KB Added : 05/03/2014

  7. ESRI/TCD Report, Commissioned by Siemens and IWEA Projects a Doubling of Wind Energy Sector Jobs in Ireland & Potential of Up to 35,000

    ESRI/TCD Report, Commissioned by Siemens and IWEA Projects a Doubling of Wind Energy Sector Jobs in Ireland & Potential of Up to 35,000.

    Size : 318 KB Added : 19/02/2014

  8. Offshore Renewable Development Plan sets Clear Framework for Ireland’s Bountiful Energy Resource

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has welcomed today’s launch of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) which will provide a clear framework for the sustainable development of Ireland’s substantial offshore renewable energy resource

    Size : 539 KB Added : 07/02/2014

  9. Minister Hails Renewables as “Key Element of Our Energy Mix” at NIRIG Conference.

    Minister Hails Renewables as “Key Element of Our Energy Mix” at NIRIG Conference.

    Size : 445 KB Added : 30/01/2014

  10. Northern Ireland's Wind Energy Sector Announces Record-Breaking Year

    Northern Ireland's Wind Energy Sector Announces Record-Breaking Year

    Size : 451 KB Added : 30/01/2014

  11. IWEA Cautiously Welcomes European Commission’s Commitment to 2030 Renewable Energy Targets

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), has today cautiously welcomed the initial proposals set out in the European Commission’s communication published today which include a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a minimum renewables target of 27% by 2030.

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  12. Renewable Energy Delivers 36% of Ireland’s Electricity Supply in Last Week

    Renewable Energy Delivers 36% of Ireland’s Electricity Supply in Last Week

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  13. Wind Energy Sector Offers Alternative Opportunities for Construction Workers

    The wind energy sector in Ireland is looking to attract skilled construction workers for a variety of roles across the industry as preparations are made for a significant increase in build out.

    Size : 139 KB Added : 05/12/2013

  14. Wind Energy Output Reaches Record Levels Powering Over One Million Homes

    Wind power output in Ireland reached record levels today according to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA). A new record of 1,564 megawatts (MW), enough to power over one million Irish homes, was recorded at 8am this morning (Wednesday 20 November).

    Size : 277 KB Added : 20/11/2013

  15. New contracts signed for Wind energy grid connections to bring €4.7 billion of new investment into Irish economy, IWEA conference hears

    New study shows sector currently employs over 3,400 people in Ireland. 60% of IWEA member companies planning to hire more people in 2014. Ireland could incur €350 million in annual penalties if 2020 targets are missed.

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  16. Galway Can Capitalise on Significant €850m Clean Energy Investment

    Must maintain focus and commitment to wind power development within County Development Plan to realise renewable energy potential and investment, says IWEA

    Size : 107 KB Added : 01/10/2013

  17. Report from the scientific community is unequivocal – human influence on the climate system is clear

    IWEA Chief Executive Kenneth Matthews responds to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Size : 162 KB Added : 27/09/2013

  18. Significant Alternative Income for Irish Farmers Embracing Wind Energy

    Comments from IFA underline crucial economic link between farming community and wind sector, says IWEA

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  19. Wind energy sector set to equip Donegal teachers with understanding of renewables

    Kidwind course to provide free training to 15 Donegal teachers

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  20. Record wind energy levels in Ireland 21 March 2013

    IWEA celebrates another Irish record for renewables on 21 March 2013 as enough wind energy supplied to power more than 1,000,000 homes

    Size : 385 KB Added : 28/03/2013

  21. 80% of Irish people support wind power in Ireland - poll finds

    80% of Irish people support wind power in Ireland - poll finds

    Size : 449 KB Updated : 27/04/2013

  22. Irish Wind Energy Association Wind Myths Press Release

    Irish Wind Energy Association_Wind Myths Press Release

    Size : 521 KB Added : 13/02/2013

  23. Minister hails renewables opportunity for NI but key risks remain

    The significant contribution and key needs of the renewable energy industry to the economic and environmental future of Northern Ireland will top the agenda at the annual Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) conference.

    Size : 258 KB Added : 31/01/2013

  24. Massive step forward for renewable energy in Northern Ireland

    Crown Estate announces first leasing round for offshore development in Northern Ireland waters. This provides an opportunity for Northern Ireland to establish itself as a world leader in offshore renewable technology.

    Size : 140 KB Added : 10/10/2012

  25. Wind energy has potential to create 30,000 jobs by 2020

    IWEA policy paper calls on the Government to put in place the framework to allow the delivery of energy exports to create jobs and investment.

    Size : 407 KB Added : 03/10/2012

  26. IWEA Conference – First Large Scale Irish Event Powered Exclusively by Wind

    The Irish Wind Energy Association’s (IWEA) Autumn Conference, being held tomorrow (4th October) in the INEC Killarney, is the first ever large scale event in Irish history to be powered exclusively by wind energy.

    Size : 433 KB Added : 02/10/2012

  27. Irish Wind Sector Plays Major Role in Reaching EU 100GW Installed Wind Power milestone

    Irish Wind Sector Plays Major Role in Reaching EU 100GW Installed Wind Power milestone

    Size : 369 KB Added : 27/09/2012

  28. IWEA Statement on Ireland / UK Inter-Governmental Trade Agreement

    IWEA welcomes the initiative to develop a formal Memorandum of Understanding on renewable energy trading between Ireland and the UK and the ambitious timeframe of finalising it by the end of the year.

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  29. Wind energy sector launches new KidWind courses to strengthen knowledge and understanding of Ireland’s renewable wind energy resource

    The Irish wind energy sector, through the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), is seeking to address the disparity between the policy areas and is rolling out a number of new training courses for primary and secondary school teachers this summer.

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  30. Ireland-UK Intergovernmental Energy Trade Agreement paves the way for significant Irish energy exports

    The Irish Wind Energy Association welcomes the Renewable Energy Strategy published today by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, and applauds the Government’s commitment to reaching Ireland’s 2020 targets.

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  31. Imposed separation distances could restrict jobs and investment potential in County Donegal

    The Irish Wind Energy Association has expressed concern at a move by the Donegal County Council to include substantial changes to the draft County Donegal Development Plan 2012-2018.

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  32. Ireland seeks to become leader of best practice in wind energy

    The Irish Wind Energy Association today launched their “Best Practice Guidelines for the Irish Wind Energy Industry” at the second day of their annual conference in Dublin.

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  33. Wind energy sector welcomes the opportunities brought by REFIT II

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) announced today (22 March) that the wind energy sector in Ireland is on track to create significant numbers of jobs and investment from now to 2020 following the launch of the REFIT II scheme this week.

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  34. Urgent investment in renewable energy infrastructure is vital for creation of a vibrant local renewables sector

    Northern Ireland is uniquely placed to become a significant exporter of renewable energy and expertise. However, urgent investment in infrastructure development needs to be a key strategic priority.

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  35. Alarming slowdown in pace of renewable energy threatening thousands of jobs and billions in investment

    Ireland only meets 68% of its targets for 2010 as competing nations snap up opportunities

    Size : 258 KB Added : 07/10/2011

  36. IWEA says imminent EU decision on REFIT will unblock massive investment in renewable sector

    Minister reveals at IWEA conference that EU state aids decision in weeks

    Size : 267 KB Added : 07/10/2011

  37. Delay to wind energy subsidies threatening investment

    Continued delays leave investors unable to commit to green projects

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  38. IWEA welcomes signing of agreement between Ireland and UK

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has welcomed the signing of an historic deal between Ireland and the UK Government that will potentially pave the way for exploiting Ireland’s wind unique energy resources.

    Size : 268 KB Added : 21/06/2011

  39. IWEA British-Irish Council release

    IWEA welcomes UK Proposals to support the Irish wind energy industry

    Size : 210 KB Added : 20/06/2011

  40. ElecTEC Press release

    Ireland can lead technology revolution required to deliver massive volumes of wind capacity globally - IWEA technical conference hears

    Size : 201 KB Updated : 20/06/2011

  41. Irish Wind Energy Association highlights workplace safety at health and safety summit

    Irish Wind Energy Association highlights workplace safety at health and safety summit Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    Size : 144 KB Added : 16/06/2011

  42. NIRIG Manifesto launch 3 May 2011

    NIRIG Manifesto launch 3 May 2011

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  43. IWEA responds to ESRI report 27 April 2011

    IWEA responds to ESRI report and calls on Government to introduce a co-ordinated energy and enterprise implementation plan

    Size : 220 KB Added : 27/04/2011

  44. IWEA celebrates another Irish Record for Renewables on 4 April 2011 – Renewables power more than 850,000 homes

    According to data from EirGrid, Ireland’s wind farms hit record power output level of 1,323 megawatts at 9.45am on Monday 4 April 2011, enough to power more than 850,000 homes around Ireland.

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  45. Ireland to generate 100% of energy requirements from renewable resources by 2040

    Maximising Ireland’s wind energy potential will see the nation 100% powered by renewable energy resources by 2040, according to a vision for Ireland’s energy future outlined at the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) annual conference in Dublin.

    Size : 263 KB Updated : 30/03/2011

  46. Red tape and uncertainty costing jobs in the wind energy sector

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has today, Thursday, March 24th, 2011, stated that an over-complicated bureaucratic system is significantly hampering job creation and investment in the Irish renewable sector.

    Size : 226 KB Updated : 30/03/2011

  47. Wind energy to save Irish customers up to €100m per year in electricity costs by 2020

    Wind energy to save Irish customers up to €100m per year in electricity costs by 2020 – detailed study into viability of sector reveals

    Size : 275 KB Added : 02/03/2011

  48. IWEA welcomes Eirgrid SEAI study

    IWEA welcomes Eirgrid SEAI study

    Size : 230 KB Added : 25/02/2011

  49. NIRIG Press Release

    NIRIG Press Release

    Size : 121 KB Added : 24/01/2011

  50. Record Wind Output

    According to data from EirGrid, Ireland’s wind farms hit record power output level of 1128 megawatts at 4.15pm on St Stephen’s Day (Sunday, December 26, 2010), which accounted for approximately 33 percent of total generation.

    Size : 350 KB Added : 06/01/2011

  51. Record Wind Output

    According to data from EirGrid, Ireland’s wind farms hit record power output levels yesterday (Thursday) reaching 1196MW at 7.45pm which accounted for 30.87 percent of total generation.

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  52. Energy Czar needed to unravel web of problems standing in the way of Ireland’s 20,000 plus job, €20billion renewable energy sector

    Irish Wind Energy autumn conference hears that over 80% of proposed projects are facing red-tape blockade from over 120 different issues

    Size : 276 KB Updated : 10/11/2010

  53. Irish Wind Energy Association welcomes EirGrid announcement and says firm commitment required to deliver Grid 25 on time

    Irish Wind Energy Association welcomes EirGrid announcement and says firm commitment required to deliver Grid 25 on time

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  54. 2010 will be make or break year in bid to create a smart green economy

    2010 will be make or break year in bid to create a smart green economy

    Size : 310 KB Added : 22/03/2010

  55. IWEA Calls for Yes Vote in Lisbon Referendum

    Irish Wind Energy Association Calls for Yes Vote in Lisbon Referendum

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