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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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it? Opinion

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

From TheJournal.ie These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone Got The Power

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

From TheJournal.ie Engineer challenges legality of renewable energy plan in High Court Environment

Engineer challenges legality of renewable energy plan in High Court

Pat Swords claims the public have been denied their legal right to participate in planning and funding decisions for green energy projects.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost Nuclear Power

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger remains 'major' global threat to world’s poorest and most vulnerable Hunger

Hunger remains 'major' global threat to world’s poorest and most vulnerable

The newest Global Hunger Index shows the unsustainable use of land, water, and energy are the biggest factors affecting the food security of the most vulnerable people around the world.

From TheJournal.ie IWEA claims 30,000 jobs could be created in wind energy sector by 2020 Renewable Energy

IWEA claims 30,000 jobs could be created in wind energy sector by 2020

The Irish Wind Energy Association today launched a new policy paper, which describes renewable energy exporting was “a significant national opportunity”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money Household Tips

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money

With rising gas and electricity prices we gave you a few tips to make savings last week. Now it’s your turn.

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?* Electrifying This post contains images

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?*

*No of course not. Don’t be silly.

From TheJournal.ie Cowen wants commitment from Minister after Bord na Móna job losses Jobswatch

Cowen wants commitment from Minister after Bord na Móna job losses

Over 100 seasonal jobs have been lost at Bord na Móna as a result of the poor peat harvest this year, described by the company as the ‘worst year ever’

From TheJournal.ie British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today Energy

British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today

Biggest single piece of energy infrastructure built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric project.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month Energy

Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month

The move follows similar announcements from Electric Ireland and Airtricity in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of living rose by 0.6pc in August Inflation

Cost of living rose by 0.6pc in August

The increase in the third-level student contribution and the rising price of petrol have the largest impact in the inflation rate.

From TheJournal.ie Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases Energy

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases

Not good news for the company’s 1.3 million customers, 60,000 of whom also get their gas from Electric Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October Bord Gais

Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October

The Commission for Energy Regulation approves an 8.5 per cent increase in Bord Gais Energy’s domestic gas prices.

Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down... Ewing Return This post contains images

Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down...

After much anticipation to see those Texans again, Dallas premiered on TV3 last night with over 842,500 viewers. Here’s a recap.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Hurricane Isaac should make us think seriously about climate change Opinion

Column: Hurricane Isaac should make us think seriously about climate change

Catastrophic events like Hurricane Isaac highlight the reality of climate change – those that believe it is fictional are in denial, writes Gavin Harte.

From TheJournal.ie India set to test first nuclear submarine India

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 13 of the weirdest energy sources in the world Got The Power This post contains images

13 of the weirdest energy sources in the world

Lemons, oranges and soccer balls: you can stick a conductor in just about anything, it seems…

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike Money Matters

Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike

The energy supplier has asked the regulator for permission to raise prices by 7.54 per cent in October.

From TheJournal.ie Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog Fracking

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog

Charles ‘Chip’ Groat of the University of Texas never told reporters that he holds $1.6m of shares in a gas explorer.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign says Government policy statement 'paves way' for underground infrastructure Energy

Campaign says Government policy statement 'paves way' for underground infrastructure

A group which advocates a proposed electricity interconnector between the North and South be placed underground has welcomed a Government policy statement on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds Oil

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

From TheJournal.ie Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets Oil

Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets

An explosion and fire have affected two pipelines which carry about 25 million tons of crude oil a year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening to traditional light bulbs? Light Bulb

Explainer: What's happening to traditional light bulbs?

Solus, the light bulb manufacturer, is to cease production of traditional incandescent bulbs next month. What are they being replaced with, and why?

From TheJournal.ie Smoky coal ban extended, will 'clear air and bring fewer deaths' Fossil Fuel

Smoky coal ban extended, will 'clear air and bring fewer deaths'

The ban is being extended to all of Dublin County, as well as seven provincial towns.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect Sanctions

Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect

Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.

From TheJournal.ie Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami Japan

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami

The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic Attack

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

From TheJournal.ie Gas prices likely to rise but too early to say by how much - Bord Gáis Energy

Gas prices likely to rise but too early to say by how much - Bord Gáis

The energy supplier was responding to a report in today’s Irish Independent which said consumers could face a 10 per cent price hike in the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian nuclear talks resume Iran

Iranian nuclear talks resume

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

From TheJournal.ie Jobs created as Airtricity parent firm invests €500m in Irish power stations Jobs

Jobs created as Airtricity parent firm invests €500m in Irish power stations

Enda Kenny is expected to announce a “significant number” of jobs this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match Electricity

Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match

EirGrid says Sunday evening demand for electricity was influenced by people sitting down together to watch the match – and make tea at half-time.