Wind Energy to Save Irish Consumers up to €100m per year in Electricity Costs by 2020

Wind energy generation will deliver savings to Irish consumers of €100m by 2020, the most detailed analysis to date into the value of the sector has revealed. The report, commissioned by IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association) in conjunction with Wind Skillnet, was compiled by international strategic and analytical consultancy Redpoint Energy. It found that an … Read more

Innovative Smart Grid Technology Cuts Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions at Sainsbury

Grocery retailer Sainsbury’s is using experimental technology to help reduce the UK’s dependence on fossil fuels. Many people are unaware of the strain the National Grid comes under at peak times, as coal-fired power stations across the country have to be ‘switched on’ to meet the increased demand on the UK’s electricity supply. Power station … Read more

Improving Energy Efficiency a Priority For Irish Companies

Over half of all Irish companies have taken action to improve their energy efficiency in the last three years and only one third of these actions have involved a capital spend, according to a new survey from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Details of the survey reveal that reducing energy costs is a … Read more

Energy Management Firm Endeco Attracts €800,000 in Funding

An innovative new Irish company has attracted €800,000 in funding to drive the growth of its business at home and abroad. Founded by chief executive Michael Phelan, Endeco Technologies has invented and developed a range of wireless smart energy management technologies which it is already selling into the retail sector. The investment in Endeco was … Read more

NovaUCD 2010 Start-up Award For Belfield Technologies

Belfield Technologies, a new energy management venture, has received a runner-up award in the NovaUCD’s 2010 Start-Up competition. Belfield Technologies ( has developed a technology to assist public and private organisations to reduce their energy costs and associated carbon footprints. The HID LightSaver, a High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting control system, is programmable and compatible … Read more