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Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
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Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,808 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
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Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show

May 3rd 2022, 2:53 PM 12,657 Views 35 Comments

The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.

Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says
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Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:40 AM 27,495 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission is proposing a new package of sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns
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Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns

May 2nd 2022, 6:50 PM 37,637 Views 21 Comments

EU ministers today discussed plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
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Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,349 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'
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New energy security plan outlines how Ireland will offset prices and 'potential shocks'

Apr 13th 2022, 12:56 PM 14,244 Views 38 Comments

Reduced VAT, extra fuel allowance, and €20 million towards solar panels for households with medical equipment are among the new measures.

VAT on gas and electricity could be cut to 9% under Government proposals to tackle cost of living crisis
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VAT on gas and electricity could be cut to 9% under Government proposals to tackle cost of living crisis

Apr 11th 2022, 11:30 PM 35,151 Views 109 Comments

Households could receive an additional three weeks payment of the fuel allowance as part of the proposed measures.

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
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Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,139 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

Poll: Do you plan to take shorter showers to cut costs and save energy?
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Poll: Do you plan to take shorter showers to cut costs and save energy?

Apr 5th 2022, 11:57 AM 51,350 Views 131 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said yesterday that “energy efficiency makes sense at any time”.

Ireland 'acutely exposed' to energy price increases due to dependence on imported supply
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Ireland 'acutely exposed' to energy price increases due to dependence on imported supply

Mar 24th 2022, 8:55 AM 17,176 Views 67 Comments

A new report warns that Ireland urgently needs to diversify its sources of energy.

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply
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'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,633 Views 12 Comments

The Journal spoke to Irish MEPs about what they believe must be done to reduce energy dependency on Russia while also protecting the climate and supply.

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response
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Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response

Mar 8th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,761 Views 15 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will also bring a memo to Cabinet on the Government’s Women’s’ Action Plan.

'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says
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'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:01 PM 9,160 Views 15 Comments

A new study said that heat pumps play a “crucial role” in decarbonising homes, businesses and industry in Ireland.

'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy
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'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy

Feb 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 25,304 Views 32 Comments

Only 6% of the energy required for heating and cooling in Ireland came from renewable sources in 2020.

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
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'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,144 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work
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Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 11:55 AM 41,295 Views 42 Comments

More money will be available to foot some of the cost for people to install heat pumps, insulation and solar panels.

Government retrofitting plan doesn't go far enough for lower income families, experts say
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Government retrofitting plan doesn't go far enough for lower income families, experts say

Feb 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,504 Views 39 Comments
  • Experts have said those on higher incomes still stand to benefit most, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Low interest loans are to be made available to help more households access the scheme.
EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power
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EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:24 PM 9,801 Views 35 Comments

At least five Irish MEPs said last month that they plan to oppose the contentious proposal.

Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say
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Ukraine tensions likely to put more pressure on Irish gas and energy prices, experts say

Jan 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,802 Views 22 Comments

Sanctions on Russia – or an invasion of Ukraine – could interrupt gas supply to Europe.

'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
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'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp

Jan 26th 2022, 9:30 PM 18,607 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
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Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

Jan 20th 2022, 1:16 PM 8,504 Views 15 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
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MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas

Jan 13th 2022, 2:15 PM 8,451 Views 32 Comments

The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.

Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices
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Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices

Jan 8th 2022, 7:36 PM 46,267 Views 68 Comments

Police “confiscated 272 different anti-miner devices used for the production of Bitcoin”, a statement said.

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
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At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,780 Views 54 Comments
  • Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
  • Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.
Poll: Do you buy your energy from 'green' sources?
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Poll: Do you buy your energy from 'green' sources?

Jan 7th 2022, 10:43 AM 14,318 Views 45 Comments

An EU proposal on labelling gas and nuclear as “green” has caused controversy.

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
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EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,233 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid
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Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:02 PM 11,992 Views 31 Comments

The CRU reserves the right to block new data centres in the future to “protect security of supply”.

Energy crisis: Ireland among 11 countries that opposed plan for EU countries to jointly buy gas
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Energy crisis: Ireland among 11 countries that opposed plan for EU countries to jointly buy gas

Oct 26th 2021, 10:57 AM 28,241 Views 37 Comments

Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark are among those that opposed an energy proposal submitted by France and Spain.

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
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Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?

Oct 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,861 Views 7 Comments

It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
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Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 33,160 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months
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Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months

Oct 1st 2021, 12:55 PM 33,477 Views 80 Comments

Households supplied by Electric Ireland will see their electricity bill increase by 9.3% next month.

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'
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Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'

Sep 30th 2021, 1:56 PM 17,195 Views 68 Comments

Questions around the security of Ireland’s electricity supply have been brought into sharp focus.

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
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Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 56,329 Views 141 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.
Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
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Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,956 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
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The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:50 AM 10,687 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter
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Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter

Sep 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,734 Views 61 Comments

The price of electricity, gas and fuel in Ireland have increased by 19.6% in the last year.

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break
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Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break

Feb 15th 2021, 6:05 PM 4,420 Views 7 Comments

The Reds have lost five of their last seven matches.

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions
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Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 6:44 PM 21,100 Views 10 Comments

The six-week restrictions begin tomorrow.

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start
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Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Aug 25th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,553 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

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'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

Feb 28th 2020, 12:13 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.

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