ITW Chooses Electric Ireland For New Green Energy Contract

ITW Hi-Cone has chosen Electric Ireland, part of ESB, to supply ‘green energy’ generated from 100% renewable sources to its Cork-based manufacturing facility. The 12-month contract, which will see Electric Ireland deliver 3GWh of energy to Hi-Cone’s site, is valued at approximately €400,000. The company also plans to utilise Electric Ireland’s Energytracked Energy Monitoring and … Read more

One Good Idea from ‘Generation Green’ Wins SEAI National Competition

Students from Presentation Secondary School, Thurles are the overall winners of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s search for ‘One Good Idea’ with their ‘Generation Green’ entry encouraging the use of cleaner, greener energy. The students showcased their work among twenty competing schools chosen from around the country to exhibit at the prestigious national final … Read more

Airtricity Achieves ‘hat-trick’ at Ireland’s Green Awards 2011

For the third year in a row, Airtricity, Ireland’s largest independent energy utility, has won the national Green Energy Award 2011. 66% of the electricity supplied by Airtricity to its 500,000 electricity customers comes from renewable sources. “We recognise that small changes in the way our customers consume their energy can make a big difference … Read more

International Delegation Learn From Northern Ireland Green Energy Company

Pioneers in the recycling of organic effluents and sludges using short rotation willow coppice plantations, Rural Generation, recently played host to a delegation of German and Austrian renewable energy experts and academics from one of the world’s leading biomass boiler manufacturers, KWB Biomass Heating Systems. The European delegation came to Northern Ireland on a special … Read more

One of World’s Largest Tidal Energy Projects Awarded

The Crown Estate, which owns the UK seabed out to the 12-nautical mile territorial limit and around half of the foreshore, has awarded an agreement for lease for the Inner Sound tidal project to MeyGen, a joint venture between Atlantis, International Power and Morgan Stanley. With a capacity of up to 400 MW, the project … Read more

World’s First Floating Windfarm For Scotland?

Norwegian oil and energy group Statoil has held discussions with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, about the possibility of developing the world’s first floating windfarm off the Scottish coast. Two potential sites, one off the coast of Lewis and the other off Aberdeenshire, have been identified as suitable for a pilot park for Statoil’s Hywind … Read more

IBEC Announces Winners of European Environmental Awards

IBEC, the group that represents Irish business, has announced the Irish winners of the 2009/10 European Business Awards for the Environment. The group said that the number and quality of Irish entries this year reflects the growing importance of environmental issues for businesses of all sizes in all sectors. The Irish winners are: Abbott Ireland … Read more

Antrim College Signs First Biomass Heat Contract in Ireland

South West College, County Antrim, is the first educational institution in Ireland to sign a ‘heat contract’ with green energy company Rural Generation based in Londonderry, which will see the college save up to £25,000 on heat costs annually. The college, which houses its own Renewable Energy Academy at the Omagh campus, has already been … Read more