Blog Archives

Coillte profits more than treble on wind farm gains

State forestry company Coillte saw its pretax profit more than treble to €166 million in 2018 as the company’s sale of interests in wind farm operations yielded significant gains. The dividend paid to the State rose 87 per cent to €15 million,

Posted in Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News

AW-Energy’s WaveRoller using the endless energy of the ocean’s waves to generate electricity at new SURGE 2 Project in Peniche, Portugal

WaveRoller provides a reliable and predictable source of renewable energy to the energy system that compliments more intermittent technologies such as wind and solar. WaveRoller taps the unused ocean energy resource that is readily available also for many locations where

Posted in Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News

BG Energy Solutions accelerates growth with opening of new London office

  BG Energy Solutions (BGES), one of the UK’s leading independent BMS and energy management companies, has strengthened its national presence with the opening of a new office in London, it announced today (Monday 29th April). The award-winning business has been

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News


Promoting decarbonisation and climate action, while managing energy supply for industry and citizens, is critical to Ireland’s future success and sustainability, and it is the focus of the Energy Cork 2019 Annual Conference.  Taking place at the Clayton Hotel Cork

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News

ESB could spend €700m on plan to meet surging electricity demand

State-owned ESB could spend €700 million building new power plants in Dublin over the next four years to meet surging electricity demand, much of it from data centres. ESB plans to build new gas-fired plants in Ringsend, Poolbeg, Corduff and North Wall

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News

SEAI leads €2.6million European project to unlock potential of ocean energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With a three year budget of €2.6 million, SEAI will partner

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News

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

Posted in Emissions, Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News

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

Posted in Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News

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

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News

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,

Posted in Energy, Featured News, News