Blog Archives

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

Posted in Energy, Featured News Tagged with: , , ,

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

Posted in Energy, Featured News Tagged with: , ,

Solid Performance by Bord na Mona

Bord na Mona has increased EBITDA by 12.6% to €72.7 million and profits after tax by 23% to €12.9 million for last year ending March 2011. Turnover was €382.1 million, marginally down 0.6% on the previous year. “We are on

Posted in News Tagged with: , , ,

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

Posted in Featured News, News Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in News Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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,

Posted in Featured News, News Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Featured News, News Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in News Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Featured News, News Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,