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Tender process begins for the largest and greenest fleet order in Irish public transport history

The process to order the largest and greenest fleet in Irish public transport history gets underway today as Iarnród Éireann, supported by the National Transport Authority (NTA), seeks expressions of interest from global train manufacturers for up to 600 electric

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Ireland goes 25 days without using coal to generate electricity

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. The all-island grid operated without coal between April 11th and May 7th – a total of 25 days, it confirmed. This

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EU approves Irish State aid for renewable heat technologies

The European Commission has approved Irish state aid for renewable heat generation from technologies including biomass and anaerobic digestion. Having assessed the scheme, the commission found it to be proportionate as the payments granted to beneficiaries won’t lead to overcompensation in the

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All-party Oireachtas Committee delivers historic mandate for climate action

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has welcomed the publication of the Report of the special all-party Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, saying it represents an historic mandate for the Government to immediately step up climate action to cut Ireland’s rising

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EasyGo.ie launches most advanced electric vehicle charger in Ireland

EasyGo.ie, Ireland’s first privately-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network, yesterday unveiled Ireland’s most advanced, publicly-available DC charger at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan. EasyGo.ie has deployed a Veefil-RT 50kW DC rapid charger from world-leading DC charging technology specialist, Tritium.

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PASSENGERS MAKE IRELAND’S FIRST JOURNEY ON A BIOGAS BUS

Bus travellers in Cork will be the first passengers to ride a ‘green bus’ in Ireland today (Monday).  With zero carbon emissions, the biomethane-powered bus is a  viable alternative for Ireland’s public bus fleet, and the biogas bus has been

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ESB ecars drives on with network upgrade and replacement programme

Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers will enjoy improved charging facilities, thanks to an ongoing upgrade and replacement programme currently underway by ESB ecars. As part of its commitment to investing in and developing the EV charging network, ESB ecars has undertaken

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CLIMATE ACTION MINISTER LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE CONFERENCE

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD today launched the International Energy Research Centre Conference (IERC) Annual Conference which will take place in Fota Island on 10 and 11 April 2019.  The IERC Conference aims to accelerate

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Slurry is future of energy here, say ministers

The Government is now pushing to roll out a new national network to harness power from agricultural waste as the country comes under pressure to reduce its carbon emissions. A recent report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland highlights

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Biogas ‘overlooked’ compared to other renewable energies

Calls are mounting for a biogas industry to be rolled out nationwide in a bid to bolster farm incomes and reduce Ireland’s agricultural carbon footprint. Tonight (Thursday, December 13) on episode 15 of FarmLand, Sean Finan, the CEO of the Irish

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