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Cork-based industrial energy company EM3 taken over by Calor owner

Irish industrial energy efficiency company EM3 has been acquired by SHV, a private Dutch company whose brands include Calor and Primagaz. Its subsidiary, SHV Energy has taken a majority stake in the Charleville, Co Cork-based business although no financial details of the transaction

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Wexford windfarm saves enough energy to power 70 homes for a year

Energy optimisation technology from UCD spin-out NovoGrid was tested on a windfarm in Wexford. ESB has completed a two-year pilot project at a windfarm in Co Wexford using tech from Irish software company NovoGrid. The Richfield windfarm, owned by SSE Renewables,

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Virgin Media Secures 100% Renewable Energy Supply with Naturgy Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland has reached a long-term agreement with Naturgy Ireland that will introduce a 100% renewal energy supply across its operations in Ireland. This renewable energy agreement will power Virgin Media’s main offices, contact centre, TV studios, data centres

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced the winners of the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards during an online awards ceremony which saw pharmaceutical company, Astellas Ireland take home the top prize for Energy Team of the Year. Astellas

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Solar power will be ‘new king’ of energy markets, agency claims

The growth of solar and wind power — both burgeoning industries in Ireland — could be “spectacular”, with the former becoming the “new king” of global electricity. That was one of the conclusions from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in

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Eirgrid’s real-time trials to test network for renewable tech

Eirgrid, the semi-State company that operates the country’s electricity network, is to start real-time trials that will assess how new and existing energy technology and be effectively integrated into the grid. The government has set a plan that 70pc of

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Microsoft and SSE Airtricity team up on solar panels for Irish schools

  Microsoft has teamed up with energy company SSE Airtricity to install internet-connected solar panels on 27 schools across Ireland. The project will enable primary and secondary schools to power classrooms using solar energy, reducing their carbon footprint and costs. The project, which includes

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GridBeyond Releases Free Tool to Calculate Value of Energy Flexibility in I&C

GridBeyond, the leader in intelligent energy technology, have released a free online tool – the Energy Opportunity Calculator. The tool is designed to enable industrial and commercial businesses to learn how much money they could earn and save through demand

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SEAI awards €28m through Community Energy Grant Scheme

This investment will deliver sustainable energy upgrades to 39 community projects across Ireland. Yesterday (22 September), Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan, TD, announced the 39 projects that are set to receive grant funding of €28m under

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82 renewable energy projects given the green light

82 renewable energy projects have been given the green light following the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction. Solar farms made up the majority of successful applications to the scheme as 63 such projects received funding, while onshore wind

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