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First Eco Smart School in Roscommon

Castlerea-based Eco Smart Design in conjunction with the board of management of Cloverhill National School in Roscommon and Oliver McDermott Construction, have formulated a comprehensive programme of works to improve both the energy efficiency and the physical condition of the

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Bord Gais Energy and Siemens Ireland Join Together to Provide Energy Services to Irish Business

Bord Gais Energy has formed a partnership with Siemens Ireland that will allow Irish businesses to avail of a full, end to end energy efficiency service for the first time. The two brands will combine their extensive expertise to the

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Heating Systems Fuelled by LPG in Ireland are 18% Lower in Carbon Emissions

A new report, commissioned by SHV Energy, has found that European residential heating systems fuelled by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are 20 per cent lower in carbon emissions, compared to those fuelled by heating oil. The study, Carbon footprints of

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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.

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Ireland Should Diversify the Materials Used to Produce Energy and Heat

Ireland should increase and diversify the variety of natural materials it uses to produce energy and heat, according to a new report by the Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht. Special consideration should be given to organic waste

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European Parliament Supports Action to Boost Carbon Price

Pressure is mounting on the EU to raise the carbon price under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) – the EU’s main tool for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has just voted by

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New €1 Million Energy Research Projects

The first two projects have been approved as part of the government-supported International Energy Research Centre. Contracts valued at a total of €1million have been agreed between the International Energy Research Centre and four higher education institutions – NUI Galway,

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€66 Million EC Funding For Intelligent Energy Projects

The European Commission has released the selection results for the 2011 call for project proposals under the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme. Notifications are underway to open negotiations with the 54 projects which were selected from over 340 proposals

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World’s First Energy Management Systems Standard for UCC

University College Cork (UCC) has become the first third level institution worldwide to be recommended for ISO 50001 Standard (Energy Management Systems). ISO 50001 is an international standard that enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve

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Men More Aware of Energy Efficiency Schemes than Women

While the women of Ireland are more environmentally friendly than their male counterparts (93% of women compared to 86% of men), a recent national survey shows that men are significantly more aware of household energy efficiency schemes. In a survey

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