Sustainable Energy Sector to Treble by 2020

Green Energy Analysis by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) of the economic and enterprise benefits of the sustainable energy sector, states that over 20,000 jobs can be created within the sector over the next eight years to 2020. Currently 10,000 jobs are supported in the sector which has the potential to treble by … Read more

Government Publishes Ireland’s First Affordable Energy Strategy

The Government has published Warmer Homes: A Strategy for Affordable Energy in Ireland, which sets out a vision for improving the affordability of energy for low-income households; ensuring that people can live in a warm and comfortable home that enhances the quality of their lives and supports good physical and mental health. The strategy was … Read more

Subsea Grid Connecting Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish Offshore Renewable Sites is Feasible

The huge potential benefits of a new electricity grid under the Irish Sea connecting power sources on Scottish, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland electricity networks have been highlighted in an exhaustive study. The Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) study, funded by the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, has found that development of an interconnected … Read more

€235 Million Loan to Fund ‘Smart’ Investment in Ireland’s Electricity Networks

ESB and the European Investment Bank have signed a new loan facility which will provide Eur235 million funding for ESB’s ambitious investment programme to develop smarter and more sustainable electricity network infrastructure in Ireland. The loan, from the European Union’s long-term lending institution, will provide 50% funding for an investment programme of Eur470 million which … Read more

€30 Million Better Energy Programme Launched

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, has launched Better Energy – The National Upgrade Programme, which is designed to streamline the existing residential programmes, support jobs and help consumers lower their energy bills. The Programme will replace the three existing programmes: Home Energy Saving Scheme (HES), Warmer Homes Scheme (WHS) and … Read more

Minister Rabbitte to Make ‘Debut’ at IWEA Wind Energy Conference

Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, in what will be his first official address at an energy sector event since his appointment as Minister in the new Government, will open the annual Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) wind energy conference tomorrow – Thursday, March 24th. The event, which continues on March … Read more