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The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) has published the framework and associated new policy for Ireland’s future offshore electricity transmission system to facilitate significant growth in renewable energy and to help meet the ambitious target of 5GW of installed offshore wind generation by 2030. The full press release from the DECC is […]

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Philip Lee is proud to support the Dublin Climate Dialogues taking place on May 19 and 20. This Irish-initiated virtual conference will bring together global leaders across policy, finance and technology to form a declaration on how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and actions to be adopted at COP26. The declaration will […]

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On May 6, Ciarán Cuffe MEP will host a critically important webinar on ‘Harnessing our Offshore Energy; Opportunities and Challenges for Ireland and the EU’. This webinar will focus on policy recommendations for the sustainable development of the offshore energy potential in Ireland and Europe, which is of significant importance in achieving renewable energy targets. […]

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Following on from Philip Lee’s role in advising South Dublin County Council on Ireland’s first large-scale district heating scheme, Hugh Cummins discusses his recent article on district heating and its potential role in helping Ireland to achieve its energy efficiency and renewable targets for 2030. Article available here.  

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Philip Lee is pleased to be the exclusive legal sponsor of the Irish Renewable Energy Summit taking place virtually on February 25. The summit will bring together key stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss how the contribution of renewable energy sources can be maximised and implemented most effectively. Head of energy, Siobhan McCabe, will […]

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As published in Renewable Energy Magazine, December 2020. Offshore wind will play a crucial role in Ireland meeting its climate targets and reaching 70 per cent renewable electricity by 2030. There are currently several challenges to be tackled to ensure the timely development of Irish offshore wind projects, one such challenge being the establishment of […]

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As published in Renewable Energy Magazine, December 2020. The pre-legislative scrutiny process for the proposed Marine Planning and Development Management Bill commenced at the end of November 2020, at the same time that a revised FAQ document (version 2) was published by the Department. The publication of the Bill itself is not expected until January […]

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The High Court has ordered a wind farm operator to make discovery of raw wind farm data and other records to plaintiffs who have alleged in section 160 planning injunction proceedings that the wind farm is causing a nuisance in terms of noise, vibration and shadow-flicker. In Byrne & Others v ABO Wind Ireland & […]

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As published in the Engineers Journal, November 13th 2020. Subsea fibre optic cables transfer 99% of transoceanic data, operating at the speed of light and on a global scale. They are the physical structures which enable international connectivity in virtually all areas of our lives, including internet access, video calls, gaming and content-streaming services, not […]

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