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More turbines or less? Coal, wave, solar? Have your say
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More turbines or less? Coal, wave, solar? Have your say

May 12th 2014, 10:23 PM 6,903 Views 79 Comments

The government wants to know how you feel about the future of energy in Ireland.

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks
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Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

May 12th 2014, 5:12 PM 8,692 Views 53 Comments

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU
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Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

May 7th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,629 Views 39 Comments

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient
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This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient

Apr 29th 2014, 9:15 PM 33,597 Views 34 Comments

And they did it all through wind and water power.

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like
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Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like

Apr 28th 2014, 2:03 PM 109,201 Views 145 Comments

The format of the seven-digit Eircode has been detailed.

This is the 'new coffee' that Ireland is becoming obsessed with
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This is the 'new coffee' that Ireland is becoming obsessed with

Apr 27th 2014, 8:31 PM 122,015 Views 81 Comments

Matcha green tea has seen a surge in popularity this year.

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
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'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Apr 21st 2014, 11:00 AM 10,955 Views 30 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
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Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels

Apr 20th 2014, 11:30 AM 6,684 Views 50 Comments

Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.

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

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 87 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,192 Views 130 Comments

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

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

Apr 13th 2014, 11:56 AM 19,774 Views 260 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,653 Views 113 Comments

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

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation
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Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

Apr 9th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,544 Views 103 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2014, 4:06 PM 25,132 Views 224 Comments

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

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

Mar 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 180 Views 74 Comments

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.

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

Mar 27th 2014, 7:34 PM 11,046 Views 69 Comments

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

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half
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# Spoonful Of Sugar

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

Mar 6th 2014, 6:55 PM 23,101 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2014, 5:32 PM 9,984 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Mar 4th 2014, 7:16 PM 40 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

Mar 4th 2014, 1:17 PM 25,006 Views 69 Comments

Apart from the obvious fear of international violence.

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

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,189 Views 276 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 1:09 PM 41 Views 74 Comments

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.

Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase
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Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase

Jan 31st 2014, 11:45 PM 12,744 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,784 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 68 Views 53 Comments

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.

How to trick algae to save the planet
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How to trick algae to save the planet

Jan 10th 2014, 1:33 PM 9,923 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 17 Views 25 Comments

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.

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

Dec 9th 2013, 12:41 PM 6,029 Views 18 Comments

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

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow
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Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow

Dec 4th 2013, 9:57 PM 11,805 Views 61 Comments

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.

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

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:13 PM 6,284 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2013, 10:32 AM 6,845 Views 33 Comments

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

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday
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ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

Nov 26th 2013, 11:07 PM 12,809 Views 94 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2013, 11:09 AM 7,092 Views 84 Comments

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

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI
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€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Nov 16th 2013, 7:50 PM 11,622 Views 44 Comments

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.

"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan
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"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan

Nov 11th 2013, 6:31 PM 8,100 Views 108 Comments

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

Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move
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Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move

Nov 11th 2013, 1:09 PM 7,516 Views 17 Comments

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

Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills
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Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills

Nov 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,980 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 4,424 Views 51 Comments

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”.

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

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,255 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2013, 11:35 AM 4,049 Views 8 Comments

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