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From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now Exports

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan Shelved

It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan

Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.

From TheJournal.ie New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland Wind Aware

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

From TheJournal.ie Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation Breath Of Fresh Air

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

From TheJournal.ie The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill Ratio

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first Column

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

From TheJournal.ie There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report Energy

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

From TheJournal.ie How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half Spoonful Of Sugar

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

The World Health Organisation is expected to reduce the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily by 50 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a Bord Gáis customer? Expect to see another price increase next month Energy Regulator

Are you a Bord Gáis customer? Expect to see another price increase next month

The company says it expects this to be last adjustment to tariffs of its kind.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem Good As New

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem

Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.

From TheJournal.ie This gas pipeline map shows why Ukraine crisis affects all of Europe Energy Flow

This gas pipeline map shows why Ukraine crisis affects all of Europe

Apart from the obvious fear of international violence.

From TheJournal.ie These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows Power Trip

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows

Ireland’s economic future is in our hands once again, let’s learn from the past and not mess it up with an unworkable energy policy, writes Steven O’Hanlon.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase Blackout

Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase

After absorbing the price increase for the winter, Bord Gáis Energy is to add around 50 cent a week to bills.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans Blue Energy

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans

Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid Opinion

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

From TheJournal.ie How to trick algae to save the planet Young Sci 2014

How to trick algae to save the planet

Plus – why the Hen Harrier bird needs to be saved.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer? Opinion

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie One third of SMEs don't understand their energy bills and 86 per cent don't know how to lower them Energy Efficiency

One third of SMEs don't understand their energy bills and 86 per cent don't know how to lower them

AIB has announced it will be offering loans aimed at making businesses more energy efficient.

From TheJournal.ie Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow An Taisce

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow

An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans' Eirgrid

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

From TheJournal.ie Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte Energy

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte

The gas provider will stay in State ownership after a suitable bid was not received by the government.

From TheJournal.ie ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday ESB

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Public will "have no tolerance" for electricity disruption Industrial Action

Gilmore: Public will "have no tolerance" for electricity disruption

The Tánaiste said the ESB dispute about pensions should be “resolved around the table”.

From TheJournal.ie €10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI Energy

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.

From TheJournal.ie "Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan People's Charter

"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan

Environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart was speaking as ‘People’s Charter’ drawn up to tackle fuel poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move Energy

Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move

The business provides energy and gas to 65,000 businesses, but will move into residential power in early 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills Jobswatch

Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills

Crowley Carbon announced 20 new jobs in Wicklow this week as it launched some innovative technologies.

From TheJournal.ie Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy' Energy

Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy'

One of the organisers said the government has “little or no long term, coordinated plans in place and is open to whoever wishes to come in and exploit our resources”.

From TheJournal.ie Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter Buuuurrrrrrr

Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter

The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.

From TheJournal.ie Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog Nuclear Power

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna wind farm construction launched in Co Tipperary Energy

Bord na Móna wind farm construction launched in Co Tipperary

The 40 megawatt farm is to be based at Bruckhana.

From TheJournal.ie New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects Legislation

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie 7 tips for saving money this winter Sponsored By Electric Ireland

7 tips for saving money this winter

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

The Society of St Vincent de Paul say more people are approaching them because they can’t pay their energy bills. Are you one of the people in difficulty?