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€400 Million Investment in Wind Energy by Bord Gais Energy

Having just officially opened its first developed wind farm, Bord Gais Energy (BGE) plans to bring a second facility on stream in 2012 as part of a €400 million investment programme to create a further 250MWs of wind energy over

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Bord Gais Energy Welcomes Deregulation of the SME Gas Market

Bord Gais Energy has welcomed the announcement by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) that it will deregulate the small and medium business segments of the gas market on October 1st 2011. This announcement means that the small and medium

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Bord Gais Continues to Invest in Power Generation Assets

Bord Gais Eireann is showing strong growth in its gas and electricity businesses, continued development of new assets and a significant increase in its energy customer numbers. Despite the challenging domestic environment, the company performed well in 2010. Turnover grew

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Ocean Energy Could Create 70,000 Jobs and be Worth €120 Billion

At a recent meeting of Irish and international ocean energy experts, John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gais, spoke of his concern that not enough investment and planning is being put into developing Ireland’s ocean energy resources, an industry which

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Bord Gais Energy Invests in OpenHydro

Bord Gais Energy is taking a shareholding in OpenHydro, the Irish tidal renewable energy company. OpenHydro and Bord Gais Energy have also formed a joint venture focused on the development of a utility scale tidal farm off the coast of

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Bord Gais Opens New €400 Million Power Plant in Cork

Bord Gais has officially opened its first major electricity generating station at Whitegate in Cork. The 445 megawatts gas-fired Whitegate Power Plant is one of the most efficient electricity generation facilities in the world today and is a key strategic

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Corporate Leaders Call For Urgent Progress on Climate Change Bill

A group of Irish business leaders has written to the Taoiseach asking him to bring the proposed legislation on climate change to the Oireachtas before the end of the year. ‘Irish Corporate Leaders on Climate Change’ say the legislation is

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€3.6 Million Investment in Wavebob

Wavebob, the Irish technology company specialising in ocean wave energy conversion, has secured a grant of $2.4 million (€1.83 million) from the US Department of Energy to prepare for a commercial-scale wave energy demonstration project planned for US waters in

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Renewable Gas Report – Potential New Source of Natural Gas

Bord Gais has launched a report on ‘The Future of Renewable Gas in Ireland’. Produced in association with UCC and Ernst & Young, the report outlines how grass and waste can be converted into natural gas that can then be

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