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Bad weather in 2015 ranks Ireland 3rd in wind energy usage

With all the news of Ireland’s bombardment with wind and rain in 2015, it’s perhaps not surprising that it was enough to see us rise to third in the world rankings of countries that used wind energy to generate electricity.

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Plan to build Tipperary hydro-plant

A company whose backers include construction groups Sisk and Roadbridge is planning to build a large-scale electricity generating plant in a disused mine. Siga Hydro will next week detail plans to convert part of a disused mine close to Silvermines village in Tipperary into a pump-storage

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Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a revolutionary new VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco. When Polestar was confronted with the

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Oil prices plunge to 12 year lows

The 5 per cent losses to lows of $34.21/b follow escalating tensions between Saudi Arabi and Iran, which market players fear may ruin the chances of a production cut deal between the Opec nations which would help support prices despite

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200 jobs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals amid €450m expansion

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharm company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders, is expanding its Irish operations, bringing in 200 new jobs upon completion of its €450m facility in Blanchardstown. The four-year project will be the company’s first-ever

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Production begins from Corrib gas field

Located 83km off Ireland’s northwest coast, in water depths of 350m, the Corrib gas field is estimated to produce around 260 MM scf/d of gas, which is 45,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). Shell E&P Ireland operates the

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Over 23% of electricity demand now supplied through wind

Nearly a quarter Ireland’s electricity demand is now being supplied through wind energy, according to a report from Vayu, the Irish gas and electricity supplier backed by global mining giant Glencore. The company’s latest report on the wholesale energy market here indicates

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Irish marine renewable energy sector ‘could be worth €9 billion

Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as €9 billion by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White. Speaking at the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Industry

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Energy White Paper sets ambitious course for a carbon-free energy system

Energy Minister Alex White today published an energy White Paper, which identifies actions that will reduce Ireland’s energy-related carbon emissions by between 80% and 95%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. Minister White said that Ireland would eventually have to

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Cork City Council Commences Electricity Generation at Tramore Valley Park, Cork

Cork City Council, through its normal operations, buildings, transport etc consumes approximately 30 million units of energy per annum of electricity, fuel, gas, etc. As part of the National Climate Change policy, Cork City Council, like all other public bodies,

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