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Galway and the west of Ireland will be the central focus of a major seminar which the Nuclear Free Local Authorities All-Ireland forum is holding in City Hall tomorrow.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, this week called for a mandatory contribution by wind farms to the economic, environmental, or social impact on local communities where power lines and wind turbines are being erected. This contribution or benefit in kind, would be in addition to the rent paid by wind farms to landowners and the rates paid to local authorities.
A State agency is to host a meeting in Athlone this week to look at promoting job creation in renewable energy in rural Ireland.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, of the extension of the REFIT scheme designed to boost the development of wind farms, biomass, and other renewable energy resources providing green energy to the Irish National Electricity Grid. This will give investors until 2017 to assist in achieving renewable energy targets. The previous deadline had been 2015. REFIT is the primary scheme supporting Ireland’s legally binding energy commitments.
GMIT has won substantial funding to develop innovative online training in renewable energy systems, using a state-of-the art online energy laboratory developed in the institute over the past five years.
Ireland is sitting on a potential multi-million euro industry in the renewable energy sector, delegates attending a major worldwide convention in Co Mayo later this month will be told.
An integrated approach to economic development in the west is vital if the region is to reach its potential, that is according to acting CEO of Western Development Commission (WDC) Gillian Buckley.
With home heating oil having increased 30 per cent in the last six months and a further eight per cent expected over the comings weeks with the new carbon tax, there has never been a better time to consider installing solar panels on your home. A system, if properly specified, will generate 65 per cent of your home’s domestic hot water requirements free from the sun.
Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Mary White, has expressed her disappointment at the performance of Fine Gael environment spokesperson Phil Hogan at his party’s Árd Fheis last weekend.