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# energy - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

The six-week restrictions begin tomorrow.

# energy - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

From The42 Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start Energy

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

# energy - Friday 28 February, 2020

'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up

Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.

# energy - Monday 20 January, 2020

From The42 20-year-old Craig Casey's energy an exciting prospect for Munster Bright Spark

20-year-old Craig Casey's energy an exciting prospect for Munster

The Shannon scrum-half showed his potential in a cameo off the bench at Thomond Park yesterday.

# energy - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green

The islands are aiming to become “energy independent” by 2022.

From The42 Son inspires Spurs to winning start under Mourinho Energy

Son inspires Spurs to winning start under Mourinho

Mourinho’s new side led 3-0 early in the second half, but retreated under late pressure and won 3-2 at the finish.

# energy - Friday 15 November, 2019

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

# energy - Friday 1 November, 2019

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach

Varadkar said Ireland’s first LNG terminal in the Shannon estuary in north Kerry could be the answer to Ireland’s energy security.

# energy - Thursday 3 October, 2019

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

# energy - Monday 30 September, 2019

From The42 Ireland set for wholesale changes as Schmidt looks for injection of energy Freshen Up

Ireland set for wholesale changes as Schmidt looks for injection of energy

After the damaging defeat to Japan, it seems likely that there will be changes aplenty for Russia.

# energy - Monday 2 September, 2019

Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes

The grants, which have been approved for a number of community projects, will also cover upgrades for commerical and community buildings.

# energy - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

# energy - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.

# energy - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

# energy - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

# energy - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

# 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

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

Kids who spend time in nature are more relaxed - here are 8 tips to get them outdoors

And away from the television.

# 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.

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