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Connected Energy, an innovator in site-integrated energy storage solutions, today announced it had secured £3 million investment from Macquarie Group and ENGIE.

The investment provides Connected Energy with working capital to realise ambitious growth plans in the UK and Europe. Connected Energy has developed the world’s only commercially available stationary energy storage system that uses electric vehicle battery packs after they have

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Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028

Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028. Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others manufacture the big vehicles – mainly hybrid – while other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions. Pure electric is a

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VERDE LED is first Irish lighting manufacturer to receive Carbon Trust accreditation

Leading Irish manufacturer of commercial energy saving LED lighting solutions, VERDE LED has become the first, and only, Irish Lighting manufacturer to receive Carbon Trust accreditation from the UK. The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme is the UK’s market-leading scheme

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Ireland’s Bioenergy Day – From 18TH December We Rely Solely on Bioenergy to Meet Our Energy Demand.

Bioenergy is Europe’s leading renewable energy source. According to Eurostat data and calculations by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), bioenergy will account for 11% of the final energy consumption in the EU-28 this year. Other renewable energy sources, like hydropower,

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Sharp rise in gas prices drives up Bord Gáis Energy Index in November

The Bord Gáis Energy Index for November was up by 9% as the wholesale prices of oil, gas and electricity all rallied during the month.  Gas prices rose by a hefty 17% from October’s levels as cooler temperatures and higher

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IRELAND’S ENERGY USE IS NOT REDUCING FAST ENOUGH

Individuals, businesses and communities are central to addressing the problem according to SEAI 12 December 2017: Ireland’s energy use is not reducing fast enough and individuals, businesses and communities will be central to addressing the problem according to Jim Gannon,

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Dingle communities to test new energy storage batteries in their connected homes

Twenty homes in Dingle, Co. Kerry, are to test the potential of a new storage technology to support the use of variable renewable energy supply resources and smart connection to the Irish electricity grid. The new €1.12m StoreNet project was

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UL researchers squeeze low-cost electricity from sustainable biomaterial

Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research carried out at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Scientists at UL’s Bernal Institute

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Intel goes 100% renewable to power 360-acre Leixlip campus

Intel Ireland has announced that 100% of all electricity supplied to its Leixlip campus in 2016 was generated from indigenous renewable sources, making Intel one of the largest voluntary, private purchasers of renewable energy in the country. This action forms

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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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