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From TheJournal.ie Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes Retrofitting

Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes

The grants, which have been approved for a number of community projects, will also cover upgrades for commerical and community buildings.

From TheJournal.ie 'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands Just Transition

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

From TheJournal.ie 'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes Energy

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.

From TheJournal.ie Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity Blackout

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas' Energy

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

From TheJournal.ie Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

From TheJournal.ie European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices Not Gas

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

From TheJournal.ie Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year Energy

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

From TheJournal.ie Two major Dublin power plants to close in May Huntstown Power Plant

Two major Dublin power plants to close in May

Ireland’s energy regulator said it had expected that some generators would close their plants due to a change in how contracts are awarded to allow for greater competition.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s High Caffeine

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

From TheJournal.ie Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

From TheJournal.ie Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

From TheJournal.ie 3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500 Complaints

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

The regulator said it is important that customers know their rights.

From TheJournal.ie Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland Resource And Energy

Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland

The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.

From TheJournal.ie No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet No White Smoke

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.

From TheJournal.ie ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

From TheJournal.ie A Derry company is moving into the Irish electricity market with cut-price rates Resource And Energy

A Derry company is moving into the Irish electricity market with cut-price rates

BEenergy is challenging more established rivals like Bord Gáis Energy on price.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism' Policy

'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'

Don’t expect anything that helps build on a long-term vision for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Vote: Who would make the best modern-day ambassador for Ireland? Sponsored By Sse Airtricity This post contains a poll

Vote: Who would make the best modern-day ambassador for Ireland?

Get your votes in. Don’t rate any of our suggestions? We want to hear yours.

From TheJournal.ie Kids who spend time in nature are more relaxed - here are 8 tips to get them outdoors Sponsored By Nature Valley
From TheJournal.ie Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves Cow Dung

Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves

In the small Thai village of Pa Deng nearly 100 families use cow dung as a source of energy.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland? Hinkley Point C

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people switch energy provider more than any other country in Europe Bright Ideas

Irish people switch energy provider more than any other country in Europe

Close to 80,000 people switched their electricity provider in the first three months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Happy Pear twins talk working on three hours sleep, no days off and those Jedward comparisons A Busy Pair

Happy Pear twins talk working on three hours sleep, no days off and those Jedward comparisons

The Greystones twins start their days at 5am and share nearly everything they do online.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the maximum amount of caffeine you should drink in a day Energy Drinks

Here's the maximum amount of caffeine you should drink in a day

The amount of caffeine in various drinks — or even the same drink from a different chain — can vary dramatically.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink Buzzing

Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink

Some of the drinks on the Irish market contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar.

From TheJournal.ie 6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think Sponsored By Wind Energy This post contains a poll

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think

Did you know we’re one of the most energy-dependent countries in Europe?

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars? Energy This post contains a poll

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon Up Our Game This post contains videos

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon

Alex White talked energy and climate change with TheJournal.ie yesterday.

From The42 Javier Hernandez's goal last night showed Man United exactly what they're missing Energy

Javier Hernandez's goal last night showed Man United exactly what they're missing

How Louis van Gaal could do with his movement and energy in the final third right about now.

From TheJournal.ie Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year Stay Another Day

Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year

Without the interconnection between Ireland and Britain, our energy costs are also likely to soar.

From TheJournal.ie Republicans are lining up to pour scorn on Barack Obama's climate change plan Perfect Storm

Republicans are lining up to pour scorn on Barack Obama's climate change plan

Obama says it’s the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?

Farmers in Leitrim are mounting a campaign to oppose the practice.

From TheJournal.ie New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown Indian Point

New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown

The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills' Cost Of Living

Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills'

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

From TheJournal.ie Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour? Light Out This post contains a poll

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie It's something: The sun is set to save Dublin €21,000 a year Green Planet

It's something: The sun is set to save Dublin €21,000 a year

A number of the council buildings are set to be fitted with solar panels.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to talk to those who are in 'energy poverty' Energy Poverty

The government wants to talk to those who are in 'energy poverty'

Submissions on a paper on energy affordability can be made until February 27.

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