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

Building Energy Ratings Now Issued to Over 200,000 Irish Homes

Building Energy Ratings (BER) have now been issued to over 200,000 Irish homes, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). A total of 201,854 homes have been rated by BER assessors across the country, marking an increase of 100,000 since February 2010. Introduced in 2007 as part of the European Directive to improve … Read more

SEAI is First in Ireland to be SWiFT 3000 Certified

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has become the first organisation in Ireland, to be certified to the SWiFT 3000: Code of Practice for Corporate Governance Assessment in Ireland. SWiFT 3000’s primary objective is to provide organisations of all sizes and types with a standard framework of assessment of compliance with relevant corporate governance codes. … Read more

Pioneering Wind Energy Trial on the Aran Islands

24 households on the Aran Islands are participating in a pilot project to demonstrate the smart grid technologies needed to transfer and store wind energy in electric vehicles. Eight electric vehicles have been delivered to homes as part of a project coordinated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Community, … Read more

Irish Renewable Energy Grew by 15% Per Annum for Five Years to 2009

Renewable energy in Ireland grew by an average of 15% per annum from 2005 to 2009, driven largely by a significant growth in wind energy of 28% per annum in that period, according to the annual ‘Energy in Ireland’ report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). In parallel, 2009 witnessed a steady trend towards … Read more

SEAI Confirms Improved Electricity and Gas Price Position for Ireland

A report published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) highlights the continued fall in electricity and gas prices over the last year as Ireland strengthens its competitive position vis-a-vis energy pricing across the European Union. The latest Electricity and Gas Prices (in Ireland) Report shows that in the year to June 2010, businesses … Read more

Potential for Ireland as International Test Bed for Smart Grid Development

Ireland has already begun to play a leading role in the development of the smart grid and now needs to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist for business to use Ireland as a test bed given this country’s research, skills and technologies. This is according to a new report published by the Sustainable Energy … Read more

Funding of €9m to 43 Companies Under the Energy Efficiency Fund

Government funding of €9 million has been granted to 43 organisations involving capital investment projects of approximately €25 million, under the national Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) for public and private sector businesses. The projects, 20 of which are public sector, and 23 private and voluntary sectors, will be completed by the end of 2010, and … Read more