Community Power – Success for Community Owned Renewable Energy

The results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme Auction (RESS 1) were announced today.  The scheme has granted support for over one hundred solar and wind developments across Ireland, and is the first time that community led renewable generation projects have been eligible to take part in projects have been recognised and supported in […]

Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is essential. Community-owned energy […]

Power for the people – Renewable Electricity auction now open for community energy

The first auction for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 1) is open for applications from today, Monday 9th March, with the first auction due to take place over the summer.  It is the first time community led renewable energy projects will be recognised and supported in Ireland. Over 3,300 Gwhrs of renewable electricity will be […]