In response to Minister for Energy Alex White’s announcement today 10 March “Major Increase in Grants to Householders for Energy Efficiency” The Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) notes the Minister has announced increases to energy efficiency grants for householders, effective immediately. IrBEA broadly welcomes this measure, but we do not support the decision to continue to grant […]
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Here is the link to our newsletter June 2015
The Government plans to introduce a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2016 to stimulate change from fossil fuels to renewable sources for commercial and industrial heat production. An unintended consequence of that announcement last October (in draft Bioenergy Plan) is that the market has now ground to a complete halt due to the uncertainty created.
IrBEA has provided a submission in response to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) consultation on Gas Networks Ireland Policy Review/1007. Overall our members view the proposed changes as beneficial. Our main concern is whether they go far enough to make grid connection options sufficiently attractive commercially – therefore we have recommended generally that the proposed […]
Here is the link to our newsletter April 2015
Here is the link to our newsletter March 2015
1. J.Balian_Ofgem & RHI final 2. M.Foley Coillte RHI perspective final 3. Ivan Codd ESB Networks REFIT & grid final 4. C.O’Carroll Poyry Biomass markets drivers final 5. J.O’Connor PWC Investor perspective final 6. T.O’Leary IFA_Bioenergy Plan & action final 7. G.Rogstrand Swedish experience final 8. C.Zammit WIS farm AD final
CER Review of Connection and Grid Access Policy. As per the Weekly Noticeboard 16th January, the CER has published a Consultation Paper on theReview of Connection and Grid Access Policy. It initiates a review of existing connection policy and requests views on the CER’s proposals for the enduring connection policy regime which will be developed over […]
Under the Biogas3 project (www.biogas3.eu) a Biogas Equipment Handbook was designed specifically for smaller scale anaerobic digestion plants (circa under 100KWe or equivalent). The handbook is distributed across the 7 partner countries in the project and beyond. IrBEA and its project partners in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will be promoting smaller scale Biogas […]
Two separate funding opportunities have been announced for Irish researchers to participate in European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund Calls (Closing date is 29 March 2016): 1. Sustainable Animal Production Systems – SusAn 2. Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse gases from Agri- and Silvi-culture – ERA-GAS