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

Jun 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 881 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 5,340 Views 144 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.

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 183 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.

Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try
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Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try

Mar 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 226 Views 23 Comments

Ireland would like to replicate the US shale gas boom but geography, history, and lack of energy infrastructure will prevent this – and the risks to the economy might not be worth the benefit from any gas produced, writes John O’Donnell.

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station
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An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station

Jan 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,925 Views 29 Comments

An Taisce say that their case focuses on the extraction of the peat burned at the station.

500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007
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500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 4,930 Views 22 Comments

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

New oil discovery by Statoil in North Sea
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New oil discovery by Statoil in North Sea

Aug 27th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,247 Views 16 Comments

Between 140 million to 270 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents have been discovered by the Norwegian company.

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

Jul 10th 2012, 11:37 AM 4,038 Views 23 Comments

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

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
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In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Jun 3rd 2012, 5:00 PM 13,845 Views 18 Comments

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal
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Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal

Apr 12th 2012, 7:37 PM 5,094 Views 30 Comments

The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.

Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes
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Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes

Mar 29th 2012, 10:20 PM 4,090 Views 36 Comments

Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.

Expert calls on government to consider nuclear power
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Expert calls on government to consider nuclear power

Mar 10th 2011, 2:21 PM 1,365 Views 0 Comments

A professor of applied physics has championed the case of Ireland turning towards nuclear energy, saying that it offers a cheap and clean source of fuel.