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From TheJournal.ie Gas and electricity prices increase from today Household Charges

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A Universe Veiled in Darkness – dark matter, dark energy and CERN Opinion

Column: A Universe Veiled in Darkness – dark matter, dark energy and CERN

Scientists estimate that 27 per cent of the known Universe is dark matter and 68 per cent is dark energy… but what are they? Eoin Ó Colgáin discusses upcoming opportunities to learn more about the fascinating work of CERN.

From TheJournal.ie This battery uses sewage to generate energy Energy

This battery uses sewage to generate energy

The battery harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved in the wastewater.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail to use shorter DART trains off-peak to save on fuel Irish Rail

Irish Rail to use shorter DART trains off-peak to save on fuel

One serivce- the 16:40 from Bray to Malahide – will see an increase in carriage capacity from six to eight.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria Syria

Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria

The Energy Index increased by four per cent in August as oil and gas prices rose.

From TheJournal.ie Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable" Gas Prices

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

From TheJournal.ie First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week Energy Costs

First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week

Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.

From TheJournal.ie Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line Electricity

Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line

The project is at an early stage and Eirgrid say they do not expect to submit an application to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval before 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007 Renewable Energy

500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007

The increasing use of biofuel saved taxpayers over €300 million in gas import taxes in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month Energy Costs

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month

Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…

From TheJournal.ie Jordan to build its first nuclear research reactor Energy

Jordan to build its first nuclear research reactor

The desert kingdom which doesn’t have any oil is looking at ways to meet its energy needs.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea turns off air conditioning in energy crisis Hot In Here

South Korea turns off air conditioning in energy crisis

A heatwave and an energy consumption crisis has led to emergency measures – as temperatures head to 34 degrees Celsius.

From TheJournal.ie IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores Green Energy

IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores

The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year.

From TheJournal.ie Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability Sustainbility This post contains images

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

The Leaf project has been working for the last three years to get communities in the county working together on all aspects of sustainable development.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future Opinion

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

How to burn 200 calories... without exercising

Did you know you can burn calories by gettin’ the shift? And here are loads more ways.

From TheJournal.ie Gas meter scam could lead to explosions and a ‘potential catastrophe’ Gas Scam

Gas meter scam could lead to explosions and a ‘potential catastrophe’

The tampering of gas meters is a significant safety risk as it can cause gas to leak.

From TheJournal.ie US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program Iran

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

From TheJournal.ie 21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills Power Cut

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills

Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland Nano

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

From TheJournal.ie Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average Energy

Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average

Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

From TheJournal.ie Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses Energy

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses

Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans Bord Gais

Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans

The energy company released its annual report today which showed that 62,000 pay-as-you-go meters are now installed in Irish homes.

From TheJournal.ie 90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source Wind Energy

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

From TheJournal.ie Electricity customer accidentally billed for second property for seven years Complaints

Electricity customer accidentally billed for second property for seven years

An official report outlines some of the customer complaints upheld against energy providers last year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same Fracking

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie 10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body Coffee

10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body

Back away from the cappuccino – it’s trying to kill you.

From TheJournal.ie INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland? Oil

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?

Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?

Are you energy conscious? If so, why?

From TheJournal.ie Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years Unplugged

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years

Ireland has had the second largest drop in energy consumption in the EU since the financial crisis hit.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence Energy

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to export wind energy to Britain Turbines

Ireland to export wind energy to Britain

An agreement being signed today could see some of the largest wind turbines in the world erected in the Bog of Allen in the midlands.

From TheJournal.ie 357pc increase in gas disconnections in 15 months – regulator Energy

357pc increase in gas disconnections in 15 months – regulator

The Commissioner for Energy Regulation says 2,373 people had gas disconnected between April and June last year.

From TheJournal.ie Why half of the world's food goes to waste In The Bin

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

From TheJournal.ie The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world Oil This post contains images

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power. Opinion

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

From TheJournal.ie Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site Fracking

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

From TheJournal.ie European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms Green Energy

European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms

It is expected that the new expansion programme will increase the operational wind capacity of Bord Gáis by more than 50 per cent.