Renewable Energy Regions Strong partnerships to connect urban demand & rural supply NWE is one of the EU’s highest energy consuming regions. The share of renewable energy in the region’s production and consumption mix is low and there is a strong dependence on non-renewable energy sources. RegEnergy aims to break up existing structures for increasing […]
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The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) welcomes the publication last week of the Climate Action Plan. IrBEA articulates that the renewable energy targets set out in the plan in terms of heat and biomethane will only be realised if backed with significant financial supports. Speaking on Friday at a technical workshop on the Support Scheme for […]
Des O’Toole IrBEA President presented at the Society of Irish Foresters Conference in Meath. He talked at length on the positive impact of timber in construction & the bioeconomy. Des is pictured here with all the contributors from the day.
Press Release: Immediate Release 04th June 2019 Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a Game Changer for the Heat Sector says the Irish Bioenergy Association The Irish Bioenergy Association welcomes the announcement by Minister Bruton this morning that the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) is open for applications from today. Speaking following the announcement […]
Seán Finan IrBEA CEO presented at an SEAI Workshop in Galway on the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat. Seán discussed the opportunities available for reducing your heating bill and increase sustainable opportunities for your business or public sector organisation with Biomass Heating. These half day conferences were aimed at owners/managers of medium sized businesses or […]
16/04/2019 The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) warmly welcomes the confirmation that the EU has formally approved the state aid application for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH). This scheme needs to open immediately in response to the state aid approval. IrBEA CEO Seán Finan said “the Irish heat sector is currently in a state […]
IrBEA and the Western Development Commissions are Irish Partners on the Interreg EU REDIRECT project. Sean Finan and Teresa O’Brien from IrBEA had 3 productive days in Baden-Baden last week, a partners meeting took place on the Monday where all partners reported on developments and work done under the RE-DIRECT project in their jurisdiction. On […]
In October 2018 IrBEA received a grant offer from Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) to develop a Biomass Designers and Installers Register. For a number of years, members have reported that some commercial biomass installations have not functioned correctly. This can be for a multitude of reasons including poor designs, incorrect installations or bad management […]
Swift Government Action on Policy needed to Mobilise Bioenergy The need for the government to immediately open the main support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and to progress with a feed in tariff for biogas were the top priorities for delegates attending todays Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) conference held at Croke Park. The theme of […]
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. yesterday the first draft of Ireland’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). It will now be submitted to the European Commission. A final plan will have to be submitted in twelve months’ time. From then on, all member states will be required to outline […]