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Sharp rise in gas prices drives up Bord Gáis Energy Index in November

The Bord Gáis Energy Index for November was up by 9% as the wholesale prices of oil, gas and electricity all rallied during the month.  Gas prices rose by a hefty 17% from October’s levels as cooler temperatures and higher

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IRELAND’S ENERGY USE IS NOT REDUCING FAST ENOUGH

Individuals, businesses and communities are central to addressing the problem according to SEAI 12 December 2017: Ireland’s energy use is not reducing fast enough and individuals, businesses and communities will be central to addressing the problem according to Jim Gannon,

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Dingle communities to test new energy storage batteries in their connected homes

Twenty homes in Dingle, Co. Kerry, are to test the potential of a new storage technology to support the use of variable renewable energy supply resources and smart connection to the Irish electricity grid. The new €1.12m StoreNet project was

Posted in Energy, Environmental

€1bn Renewable heat scheme approved

A new €1 billion renewable heat incentive scheme is being introduced for Irish-based businesses that generate commercially usable heat from non-fossil fuels. The long-awaited national “Support Scheme for Renewable Heat” will allow firms who generate heat from renewable to receive

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UL researchers squeeze low-cost electricity from sustainable biomaterial

Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research carried out at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Scientists at UL’s Bernal Institute

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Ireland needs to wake up and wake up soon or face massive EU environmental fines – Commissioner Hogan

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan issued a stark warning that Ireland will face massive fines unless it improves its environmental performance. Speaking at the Department of Agriculture’s Food Wise conference in Dublin, Hogan said Ireland needs to

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€44 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

Environmental Research Institute (ERI) set to focus on Ireland’s transition To Zero Carbon, Resource Efficient and Sustainable Society with new Strategic Plan   €44 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK   Cork, 4 December 2017: Ireland

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Intel goes 100% renewable to power 360-acre Leixlip campus

Intel Ireland has announced that 100% of all electricity supplied to its Leixlip campus in 2016 was generated from indigenous renewable sources, making Intel one of the largest voluntary, private purchasers of renewable energy in the country. This action forms

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EU climate negotiations a key test of Ireland’s ambition on climate change

Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st November) marks a key stage in EU climate change negotiations when representatives from the Council and Parliament again meet to discuss a new EU climate law concerning emissions reductions to be made by Member States between 2021 and 2030. As recently as

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Energia and LinkedIn Announce Dual Fuel Deal On EU Energy Day

Leading “green” energy provider Energia has signed a major new dual fuel deal with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, to supply the company’s new EMEA HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin with over 6 gigawatt hours (GWh) of “green”

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