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    Default Spain leading the way for renewables

    Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Wouldn't it be great if Eire could get their ass in gear and avail of the wind/wave power we have in and around our island? Would it be possible for our island to produce most of our power needs from renewable sources?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gayguy2000 View Post
    Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Wouldn't it be great if Eire could get their ass in gear and avail of the wind/wave power we have in and around our island? Would it be possible for our island to produce most of our power needs from renewable sources?
    Possible - yes. It's getting it to the grid is where the issue lies

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    There on hols three years ago. Drove to a place called Rhonda near Marbella. Literally thousands of wind turbines. An awesome sight. The area seemed very sparsely populated so nobody to complain about the whirring noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician View Post
    There on hols three years ago. Drove to a place called Rhonda near Marbella. Literally thousands of wind turbines. An awesome sight. The area seemed very sparsely populated so nobody to complain about the whirring noises.
    No sign of An Taisce over in Rhonda?!!

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    Due to their finances the Spanish goverment are going to remove a lot of the tax concessions for renewables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grafter1 View Post
    No sign of An Taisce over in Rhonda?!!
    So true.

    I'm not sure if Spain has an equivalent of a "D4 set".

    (Though I use the term D4 reluctantly as I used to live in D4 and found most people there had cop onlike everywhere else.)

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    Maybe but at least the infrastructure is there now and ready to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by gayguy2000 View Post
    Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Wouldn't it be great if Eire could get their ass in gear and avail of the wind/wave power we have in and around our island? Would it be possible for our island to produce most of our power needs from renewable sources?
    Hot air from the Dáil Chamber and methane from the Bar - if only they could be harvested in a sustainable way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gayguy2000 View Post
    Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Wouldn't it be great if Eire could get their ass in gear and avail of the wind/wave power we have in and around our island? Would it be possible for our island to produce most of our power needs from renewable sources?
    SEAI - SEAI reports reveal growth in renewable energy and fall in electricity and gas prices

    "SEAI’s report reveals that the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in 2009 was 14.4%, two-thirds of which was wind, ensuring that Ireland is well on track to fulfil Government targets on renewable electricity this year.

    In 2009 alone, renewable energy sources generated enough electricity to power 750,000 homes, half of all households in Ireland."
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    And Portugal is boasting a similar prowess and achievement in renewables

    Let's learn from Portugal's renewable energy policy | Syma Tariq | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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