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Energia powering ahead

Energia is the fastest growing energy supplier for the second year running, according to new figures released by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). The CRU report looks at the number of households switching supplier in Ireland’s home energy

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Athlone businesses get energised about increasing efficiency

Energia training businesses on energy efficiency 2nd November 2017 – Athlone businesses have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The briefing held

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Minister Launches €6.7 million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, today officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (, a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD).

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ABP Food Group in €24.5 million UK renewable energy project

€24.5 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.  ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility

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CRU Publishes Review of Energy Supplier Costs

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has today published its analysis on supplier costs in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland. This follows the review of how the energy retail market competition has evolved following full price

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SEAI says Budget 2018 shows a new urgency to deliver a cleaner future

Energy efficiency programmes targeted at reducing CO2 emissions from the built environment will be expanded significantly through additional investment of €35m in the residential, commercial and public sectors   Funding of €7m will facilitate the rollout of the new Renewable Heat

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New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens’ Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change. The Assembly’s

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Commission for Energy Regulation becomes Commission for Regulation of Utilities

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has changed its name to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to fully reflect its broadened remit and mission to regulate energy, energy safety and water in the public interest. The CRU is

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New all island energy research project investigates energy storage potential for Ireland’s future grid

Tuesday 3rd October 2017: The ImpRESS[1] project, a UK-Ireland industry-led collaborative research project that demonstrates battery-based energy storage on the Irish grid, has been officially launched through an International Energy Research Centre (IERC) industry workshop in Queen’s University, Belfast. Ireland is deploying

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CER Commissioner Appointed to Top Position of EU Energy Regulatory Bodies

Garrett Blaney Elected Chair for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and President of Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)   Thursday, 21 September 2017: Commissioner Garrett Blaney of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), has been elected as the

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