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Data centre electricity consumption increased 144% since 2015

The rate of metered electricity consumption by data centres in Ireland rose by 144 per cent between 2015 and 2020, new data from the Central Statistics Office showed. Data centre electricity consumption rose 193 per cent between the first three

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Grant to work with the Irish Green Building Council for a more sustainable built environment

Thursday, 20th January: The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and Grant to partner for a more sustainable built environment. The new partnership will see leading home heating solutions company, Grant, which has played a leading role in the plumbing and

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NEVER SETTLE: GUINNESS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO INTRODUCE ZERO EMISSION TRANSPORT

Iconic Quality fleet to be 100% zero emission by 2030 ·       Zero emission vehicle being used in trial to transport Guinness from St James’s Gate to Dublin Port ·       Zero emission trucks to deliver kegs in Dublin City 12 January:

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Silicon Ranch gets huge investment

Silicon Ranch, the solar energy company founded by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, announced Thursday it has raised $775 million in new equity capital. Manulife Investment Management committed a $400 million investment. Why it matters: Silicon Ranch has emerged as a

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Where we get our energy: How wind farms can help us weather global energy price hikes

“The more we produce our own renewable energy, the more protected Irish consumers are from very high prices for imported fossil fuels,” says Wind Energy Ireland CEO Noel Cunniffe. Every time a storm looks like it is about to hit

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Rising demand, stagnant supply: Burning questions for Irish electricity network

Homes and businesses face further energy price hikes in 2022 after natural gas costs soared once again in the days before Christmas. Gas traded at a new record high of €5.04 a therm – the unit in which it is

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ISIF set to pump €200m into green investment fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will inject up to €200m into a climate portfolio that aims to reduce greenhouse gases and help achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. ISIF, a State-owned body that operates under the auspices of the

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Heat Pumps Will Boost Confidence and Drive Growth

The Heat Pump Association warmly welcomes the launch of the UK’s Heat and Buildings Strategy today in the hope that it will encourage exceptional market growth over the next few years.  The Heat and Buildings Strategy published today (Tuesday 19th

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SSE Renewables powers change with €1.1 million donation to community groups

SSE Renewables, Ireland’s leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy, has donated €1.1m to 412 projects through its annual Community Fund across Ireland in 2020/2021. Details of the total €1.1m donation SSE Renewables has made to Irish communities in

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ESB and dCarbonX launch Kinsale Head Hydrogen Storage project

ESB and dCarbonX have today launched ‘Green Hydrogen @ Kinsale,’ an integrated project to develop large-scale storage for green hydrogen off the coast of County Cork.This project – pending licence and planning approvals – could have the potential to store

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