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

Dec 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,081 Views 183 Comments

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

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

Nov 5th 2015, 10:35 AM 14,958 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 5th 2015, 7:34 AM 11,576 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Aug 3rd 2015, 3:50 PM 20,802 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:19 AM 17,010 Views 124 Comments

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

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

May 10th 2015, 1:07 PM 13,472 Views 56 Comments

The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.

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

Mar 31st 2015, 8:13 AM 9,843 Views 25 Comments

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?
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Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

Mar 28th 2015, 2:16 PM 22,622 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2015, 8:02 AM 13,899 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2015, 12:45 PM 7,753 Views 52 Comments

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

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper
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# Meters To Go

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:06 PM 13,675 Views 48 Comments

Good news, for a change. But just for Bord Gáis Energy customers (Electric Ireland customers have been getting their discount for a while now).

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
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Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Dec 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 18,311 Views 262 Comments

Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.

Fancy these utterly simple brownies? They're the perfect snack for a Christmas hike
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Fancy these utterly simple brownies? They're the perfect snack for a Christmas hike

Dec 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 3,576 Views 1 Comment

Mind those soggy bottoms.

Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years
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Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years

Dec 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,548 Views 33 Comments

Thanks to the collapse in price of Brent crude oil.

Want to eat a healthier diet? Here's how (and it's simple and cheap)
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Want to eat a healthier diet? Here's how (and it's simple and cheap)

Nov 15th 2014, 9:45 AM 30,455 Views 42 Comments

Eat plants.

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?
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Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 832 Views 165 Comments

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU
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Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,460 Views 52 Comments

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us
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EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us

Oct 17th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,687 Views 47 Comments

The ESRI looks at Ireland’s energy supply in a new report.

Our floor space is increasing and our energy use is decreasing
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# On The Up

Our floor space is increasing and our energy use is decreasing

Sep 18th 2014, 11:25 AM 5,638 Views 21 Comments

New figures from the CSO show an increase in both floor space and in the number of new houses receiving better energy ratings.

Infographic: Pedal power is up in Dublin, but we're using far less energy overall
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# In The City

Infographic: Pedal power is up in Dublin, but we're using far less energy overall

Sep 16th 2014, 12:37 PM 6,860 Views 22 Comments

Cycling in Dublin rose by 82% over five years.

The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine
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The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine

Sep 15th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,561 Views 47 Comments

The Labour Party deputy leader was speaking to local radio in Waterford this morning.

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years
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There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

Aug 12th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,896 Views 30 Comments

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh
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Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh

Aug 11th 2014, 10:59 PM 14,494 Views 106 Comments

Mark H Durkan says that full planning permission is required.

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker's home is petrol bombed
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# Belcoo

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker's home is petrol bombed

Aug 4th 2014, 3:50 PM 11,350 Views 110 Comments

The Belcoo site has been home to bitter protests over the use of fracking.

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
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An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

Aug 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 10,155 Views 92 Comments

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers
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Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

Jul 28th 2014, 4:48 PM 19,747 Views 46 Comments

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
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Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,715 Views 39 Comments

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?
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Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

Jun 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 831 Views 65 Comments

We are at a crossroads in Ireland in terms of energy; check out this 5 point plan about why community-owned renewables could be the answer.

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
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Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,110 Views 142 Comments

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry
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UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry

Jun 12th 2014, 2:32 PM 5,345 Views 4 Comments

The postdoctoral fellowship programme, valued at €4.6m, aims to expand the capacity of the Irish energy sector, which is said to be short of qualified personnel.

Donegal County Council may turn the lights off at night to save money
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Donegal County Council may turn the lights off at night to save money

Jun 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,811 Views 51 Comments

The council spends €1.9 million a year on their lights and wants to

Four-year gas price low drives Irish electricity costs down
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# Gas Stuff

Four-year gas price low drives Irish electricity costs down

Jun 9th 2014, 5:35 PM 9,329 Views 32 Comments

The main risk to energy prices remains unforeseen shocks to the world oil market, Bord Gais said.

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% - not everyone agrees
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Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% - not everyone agrees

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:43 PM 8,790 Views 144 Comments

Cuts are politically sensitive as coal, among the dirtiest energy sources, remains a major US industry.

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices
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From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices

May 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 7,527 Views 17 Comments

Price experts say it’s a good thing because it means better competition.

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
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# Johnson And Johnson

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on

May 30th 2014, 7:44 AM 9,574 Views 81 Comments

Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.

Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer
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Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer

May 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 12,269 Views 34 Comments

The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year
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Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year

May 21st 2014, 5:52 PM 11,728 Views 30 Comments

There has been a decline in disconnection of both gas and electricity, the Commission for Energy Regulation said today.

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off
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Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off

May 15th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,121 Views 16 Comments

That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.

Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion
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Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion

May 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 95 Views 125 Comments

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the world energy crisis? It might be the only future hope to power our planet.

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?
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Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

May 13th 2014, 9:28 AM 14,763 Views 281 Comments

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.