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Ireland goes 25 days without using coal to generate electricity

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. The all-island grid operated without coal between April 11th and May 7th – a total of 25 days, it confirmed. This

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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,

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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

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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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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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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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ESB ecars drives on with network upgrade and replacement programme

Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers will enjoy improved charging facilities, thanks to an ongoing upgrade and replacement programme currently underway by ESB ecars. As part of its commitment to investing in and developing the EV charging network, ESB ecars has undertaken

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BHSL agrees €1.5m French deal for its waste-to-energy technology

Irish waste-to-energy business BHSL has agreed a new €1.5m deal to sell its technology in France. BHSL is to sell its fluidised bed combustion (FBC) technology to Liger Bioconcept, a new joint venture between bio-energy company Liger, algae specialist and

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Neste introduces sustainable Zero Vacation as part of its Zero Island project in Sweden

Neste, a global leader in renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel made from waste and residues and one of the world’s most sustainable companies is introducing sustainable Zero Vacation. The Zero Vacation is a part of Neste’s Zero Island project

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