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#Energy

# energy - Monday 15 October, 2018

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

# energy - Monday 2 July, 2018

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

# energy - Friday 1 June, 2018

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

# energy - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Two major Dublin power plants to close in May

Ireland’s energy regulator said it had expected that some generators would close their plants due to a change in how contracts are awarded to allow for greater competition.

# energy - Friday 19 January, 2018

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

# energy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

# energy - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# energy - Thursday 8 June, 2017

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

The regulator said it is important that customers know their rights.

# energy - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland

The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.

# energy - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.

# energy - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# energy - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

A Derry company is moving into the Irish electricity market with cut-price rates

BEenergy is challenging more established rivals like Bord Gáis Energy on price.

# energy - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

# energy - Monday 3 October, 2016

'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'

Don’t expect anything that helps build on a long-term vision for Ireland.

# energy - Monday 19 September, 2016

Vote: Who would make the best modern-day ambassador for Ireland? Sponsored By Sse Airtricity This post contains a poll

Vote: Who would make the best modern-day ambassador for Ireland?

Get your votes in. Don’t rate any of our suggestions? We want to hear yours.

# energy - Thursday 8 September, 2016

# energy - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves

In the small Thai village of Pa Deng nearly 100 families use cow dung as a source of energy.

# energy - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

# energy - Friday 29 July, 2016

Irish people switch energy provider more than any other country in Europe

Close to 80,000 people switched their electricity provider in the first three months of this year.

# energy - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Happy Pear twins talk working on three hours sleep, no days off and those Jedward comparisons

The Greystones twins start their days at 5am and share nearly everything they do online.

# energy - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Here's the maximum amount of caffeine you should drink in a day

The amount of caffeine in various drinks — or even the same drink from a different chain — can vary dramatically.

# energy - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Here’s how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink

Some of the drinks on the Irish market contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar.

# energy - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think Sponsored By Wind Energy This post contains a poll

6 facts about Irish energy use that will make you stop and think

Did you know we’re one of the most energy-dependent countries in Europe?

# energy - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars? Energy This post contains a poll

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.

# energy - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon Up Our Game This post contains videos

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon

Alex White talked energy and climate change with TheJournal.ie yesterday.

# energy - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The42 Javier Hernandez's goal last night showed Man United exactly what they're missing Energy

Javier Hernandez's goal last night showed Man United exactly what they're missing

How Louis van Gaal could do with his movement and energy in the final third right about now.

Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year

Without the interconnection between Ireland and Britain, our energy costs are also likely to soar.

# energy - Monday 3 August, 2015

Republicans are lining up to pour scorn on Barack Obama's climate change plan

Obama says it’s the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change.

# energy - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?

Farmers in Leitrim are mounting a campaign to oppose the practice.

# energy - Sunday 10 May, 2015

New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown

The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.

# energy - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Politicians ‘don’t understand the stress of having to pay bills’

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

# energy - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour? Light Out This post contains a poll

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.

# energy - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

It's something: The sun is set to save Dublin €21,000 a year

A number of the council buildings are set to be fitted with solar panels.

# energy - Monday 2 February, 2015

The government wants to talk to those who are in 'energy poverty'

Submissions on a paper on energy affordability can be made until February 27.

# energy - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper

Good news, for a change. But just for Bord Gáis Energy customers (Electric Ireland customers have been getting their discount for a while now).

# energy - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.

# energy - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From The42 Fancy these utterly simple brownies? They're the perfect snack for a Christmas hike Energy

# energy - Monday 8 December, 2014

Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years

Thanks to the collapse in price of Brent crude oil.

# energy - Saturday 15 November, 2014

# energy - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

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