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Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

    Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products.
Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties, thereby forming a composite material. Composites are used in many products including automotive parts and wind-turbine blades. However, carbon fibre is […]

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Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

    Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active […]

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Irish-Based Oil and Gas Explorer Drills in West Africa

Tullow, an Irish oil and gas explorer stated that its project in West Africa is on schedule. The Ten project, based in Ghana, is expected to see oil within the next three weeks.

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Minister Naughten Awards €20m in Community Energy Grants

SEAI Euro 20M funding for Community Energy Projects.Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright© Fennell Photography 2016.
Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has announced that 38 community energy projects are to receive €20m in grant funding through the Better Energy Communities scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The […]

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Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

    Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

The Irish Green Building Council has launched Ireland’s first sustainable homes label to encourage the construction of quality residential housing developments.

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A takeover by Sunny Hill for exploration firm Petroceltic has come to a close

A potential takeover by Sunny Hill a company owned by Petroceltic’s biggest shareholder Worldview has come to a close after the timing for acceptance on the £6.4m bid lapsed.
Last month, Petroceltic had called on its shareholders to accept the offer at a price of 3 pence per share.
But in a statement Sunny Hill said the deal had […]

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Another World’s First for Prysmian’s Flextube®

Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has marked the launch of local manufacture of its new Flextube® cable technology last week with yet another world’s first – the installation of its highest fibre count cable to date.
 
TPG, one of Australia’s leading Telcos, required the highest fibre count cable possible, in […]

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SEAI calls on organisations to build on €1billion energy savings

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today called on organisations to build on the €1 billion in energy savings that have already been achieved by entrants to the Sustainable Energy Awards in the last 13 years.  Launching the Awards today with new title sponsor Enprova in Dublin, SEAI urged organisations, businesses or communities who […]

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Energy efficiency is vital to Ireland achieving its renewable energy targets

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has today published a report detailing the actions needed to meet our energy efficiency and renewable energy targets by 2020, which will also help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Key among the actions required is a trebling of the number of home and business energy upgrades […]

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€500m is to be invested into new Irish wind farms

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) expects to spend €500 million on building new wind farms in the country over the next four years.
The lobby group for wind farm developers will publish its forecast figures at the annual IWEA conference today, and it seems the construction industry will benefit as Ireland increases its renewable energy output.
Total […]

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Lisheen mine makes final shipment

Mining and energy company Vedanta Resources said its Lisheen mine in Co Tipperary made its final shipment last week, completing planned closure of the site.
Vedanta Resources, which also produces copper, coal, aluminium, lead, iron ore and oil, said mining activity at the zinc and lead mine had stopped in November.
The mine’s closure, which was announced […]

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€1m energy upgrade completed at Saint John of God Hospital

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D. visited Saint John of God Hospital in Stillorgan following the completion of a €1 million energy upgrade.  The upgrade works included the installation of high efficiency lighting, heating and glazing.  The project, which received €25,000 support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), was […]

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Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

    Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

UK-based infrastructure and energy company Elgar Middleton could spend €66 million developing six solar plants around Limerick.
Sites have already been identified and partner Edward Elgar said planning applications and applications for grid connections will be made next year. The six sites could generate up to 60MW of electricity between them. That’s enough to power to […]

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Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

    Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

Minister for Energy Alex White, TD, announced today  €20 million in grant offers for local communities under the 2016 Better Energy Communities scheme.
The scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has supported 260 community energy efficiency projects over the last four years. As a result over 12,000 homes and community […]

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Carbon content of Irish electricity generation hits record low last year

The carbon content of electricity generation in Ireland fell to a record low last year, half the level it was in 1990, according to figures published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Renewable electricity helped Ireland avoid 2.6 million tonnes of CO2  emissions in 2014, and is now one of the single biggest contributors […]

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Viridian brings 35 jobs to Belfast with €28m investment

As part of a €28m investment, Viridian Group, is to create 35 IT jobs over the next three years in its Belfast office.
Viridian, the parent company of Energia, says that it is looking to hire IT professionals for a variety of roles including project managers, technical analysts and business analysts.
The company operates in Northern Ireland […]

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SEAI Chief Executive moves to a senior post at the International Energy Agency in Paris

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced that Dr Brian Motherway will leave his CEO post in SEAI in early December to take up a new role as Head of the Energy Efficiency Division with the International Energy Agency in Paris, France.
Dr Motherway has been Chief Executive for three and half years.  During […]

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DCC acquires French supplier Butagaz in €464m deal

The Irish distribution group, DCC, has completed the the acquisition of Butagaz, a French liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier, in a deal worth €464m.
The deal, which is the biggest in DCC’s history, means that the company will now be consolidated from the start of September.
The original agreement for the acquisition was announced by DCC in May and […]

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Ireland’s largest gathering of key stakeholders involved in creating a sustainable Ireland is fast approaching

On November 3rd 2015, the Aviva Stadium will see the largest ever gathering of key stakeholders responsible for delivering a more sustainable Ireland.
The National Sustainability Summit serves as a forum where business leaders, innovators, regulators and Government can examine both the commercial opportunities in the emerging green economy as well as the challenges faced in […]

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Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

    Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

According to Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy, Bord ná Mona requires a strategy for an alternative energy supply.
This news comes after Bord na Mona’s planning permission for its Offaly plant was rejected, with the result of several jobs in the area now at risk.
The ruling comes as An Taisce’s challenge against An Bord Pleanala’s decision in 2013 to […]

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Greenroom Investments to raise €100m to develop European solar farm portfolio

Solar21 CEO Michael Bradley and CFO Andrew Bradley
A new Irish renewable energy fund is aiming to raise €100m before Christmas and start building up a portfolio of solar farms across Europe.
Fledgling fund Greenroom Investments received regulatory approval from the Central Bank earlier in the year, making it one of the first investment funds in the […]

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200 jobs for Limerick as a result of smoky coal ban

The recent Government decision to ban smoky coal yesterday yielded a 200-jobs industry for the port of Foynes.
CPL Industries, Europe’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of smokeless solid fuel products for the domestic heating market plans to  have 200 employees in Limerick by 2018.
The jobs come as part of a €22m investment from CPL fuels for […]

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]

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Minister White announces €3.5million in Government funding to three Irish marine energy firms

 
Minister Alex White announced Government funding of €3.5million to three Irish marine energy firms for the development and testing of new ocean energy technologies.
The announcement, made at a major European conference on ocean energy taking place in Dublin today, will see the three companies –  Ocean Energy, SeaPower and GKinetic  – receive funding from the […]

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ESB opens new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford

Pictured officially opening ESB’s €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in Co.Waterford today  is Paddy Hayes ESB Executive Director Generation and Wholesale Markets and  Minister for Energy Alex White T.D.
Minister for Energy Alex White TD  today opened the new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford, a key part of ESB’s Wind Development programme.
The new renewable energy […]

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Energy efficiencies delivered as RTÉ signs up to SEAI’s Public Sector Energy Partnership

 
RTÉ has signed up to an energy partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to adopt cost saving and efficiency measures to ensure its energy consumption is reduced in line with the 2020 public sector energy efficiency target of 33%.
RTÉ plans to reach the target by introducing projects like the upgrading from analogue […]

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€130m made available for energy efficiency projects in Irish homes

The Government has set aside €130m as a dedicated fund to promote programmes for energy efficiency and renewable energy, with the hopes that a series of focuses could ultimately bring down the price of energy in Ireland.
Projects that are aimed at people “experiencing fuel poverty” will be the main focus, explained Alex White, the minister for […]

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Irish energy R&D projects secure €18m EU funding in the last year

 
Since last year, Irish energy research projects have successfully secured €18m in EU funds for Ireland.  That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who today launched a joint publication with Enterprise Ireland entitled “Building on Ireland’s Energy Research Performance”.  The report showcases academic and industry exemplars successfully leading and participating in […]

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Up to €150,000 of funding available for Small Business Innovation Research

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), in co-operation with Enterprise Ireland have called on innovative companies to develop smart technology solutions to help make Building Energy Ratings (BER) more informative for homeowners.
Funding of up to €150,000 is available under the competition titled Small Business Innovation Research.
Smart solutions, such as advanced mobile technology, can help […]

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€118m invested in energy upgrades maintain 2,400 jobs in 2014 Over 25,000 homes and buildings supported by SEAI managed schemes

Energy upgrades worth €118m saw 24,600 homes and 900 public and commercial buildings improved, and 2,400 jobs maintained through the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources’ Better Energy programme in 2014, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who today, 9th February 2015, published its end of year statement.  €53 million of […]

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