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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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Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth, Finds IDTechEx Research

Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply. Then comes fastest growth with supply sometimes unable to keep up with demand then comes saturation. Take pure electric buses as

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Dublin hosts bootcamp event for 30 global energy start-ups

Thirty energy start-ups from across the globe have descended upon Dublin to compete in an intensive bootcamp event, with each vying for a spot on the international Free Electrons Programme. Hosted by ESB, the start-ups will pitch their market-ready solutions

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Xylem Water Solutions Wins Product of Show Award at SEAI Energy Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) welcomed 4,000 attendees to the SEAI Energy Show, which took place in the RDS on March 27th and 28th. The event showed the vibrancy of the energy sector and the pace of innovation,

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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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SMES BELIEVE THEY HAVE A ROLE IN TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE – SEAI

The majority of small and medium business believe they do have a role in tackling climate change with more organisations than ever before investigating energy efficiency options.  That is according to research conducted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

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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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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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€31m project secured for floating wind project in North West Europe

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable

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