Resource Documents: Ireland (22 items)
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Clean energy – What is it and what are we paying for?
Author: Swords, Pat
Dogmas of ‘clean energy’ versus ‘dirty energy’ abound. So much so, that in order to ‘cure’ a perceived problem in the EU, by the end of 2012, over €600 billion had been invested in wind turbines and solar panels, with multiples more of that planned to come. Given that you only get to spend it once and we are funding it through soaring electricity prices; that’s a hell of a belief system. So where are the figures to justify it? . . .More »
Wind Power Reassessed: A review of the UK wind resource for electricity generation
Author: Aris, Capell
This study uses wind data extracted from airfield weather-observation reports to calculate the likely performance of wind fleets across Europe, but concentrating mostly on the UK. Airfield weather reports are in the public domain, use a standard reporting format, are taken at a standard observation height, and in many cases use instrumentation provided and operated by national meteorological offices. The study covers a span of 25 degrees of longitude, and ten of latitude and includes 43 ‘monitoring’ sites over a . . .More »
Ireland, Noise, Regulations, Siting •
Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2014
Author: Oireachtas (Eire)
An Bille um Rialáil Tuirbíní Gaoithe, 2014 An Act to regulate wind turbines through providing limits on the exportation of product generated from wind turbines; protecting nearby dwellings from noise and shadow flicker by providing minimum set back distances; allowing access to public consultative processes and related matters. … Excess product (1) The generated product from wind turbines within the state and as regulated in 15 accordance with this Act, shall not be exported outside the island of Ireland, until such . . .More »
Quantifying CO₂ savings from wind power: Ireland
Author: Wheatley, Joseph
Abstract. The contribution of wind power generation to operational CO₂ savings is investigated for the Irish electricity grid. Wind contributed 17% of electricity demand in 2011 and reduced CO₂ emissions by 9%. Wind energy saved 0.28 tCO₂/MWh on average, relative to a grid carbon intensity in the absence of wind of 0.53 tCO₂/MWh. Emissions savings are at the lower end of expectations. It is likely that this reflects decreasing effectiveness of wind power as wind penetration increases. Download original document: . . .More »