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# energy - Thursday 5 November, 2015

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.

# energy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

# energy - Friday 17 October, 2014

EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us

The ESRI looks at Ireland’s energy supply in a new report.

# energy - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Our floor space is increasing and our energy use is decreasing

New figures from the CSO show an increase in both floor space and in the number of new houses receiving better energy ratings.

# energy - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Infographic: Pedal power is up in Dublin, but we're using far less energy overall

Cycling in Dublin rose by 82% over five years.

# energy - Monday 15 September, 2014

The Environment Minister says he wouldn't want to live beside a wind turbine

The Labour Party deputy leader was speaking to local radio in Waterford this morning.

# energy - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

# energy - Monday 11 August, 2014

Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh

Mark H Durkan says that full planning permission is required.

# energy - Monday 4 August, 2014

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker's home is petrol bombed

The Belcoo site has been home to bitter protests over the use of fracking.

# energy - Friday 1 August, 2014

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

# energy - Monday 28 July, 2014

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

# energy - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

# energy - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: Why is community renewable energy important?

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.

# energy - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

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.

# energy - Thursday 12 June, 2014

UCD launches postdoc programme to help develop Irish energy industry

The postdoctoral fellowship programme, valued at €4.6m, aims to expand the capacity of the Irish energy sector, which is said to be short of qualified personnel.

Donegal County Council may turn the lights off at night to save money

The council spends €1.9 million a year on their lights and wants to

# energy - Monday 9 June, 2014

Four-year gas price low drives Irish electricity costs down

The main risk to energy prices remains unforeseen shocks to the world oil market, Bord Gais said.

# energy - Monday 2 June, 2014

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% - not everyone agrees

Cuts are politically sensitive as coal, among the dirtiest energy sources, remains a major US industry.

# energy - Friday 30 May, 2014

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices

Price experts say it’s a good thing because it means better competition.

Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on

Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.

# energy - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer

The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.

# energy - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year

There has been a decline in disconnection of both gas and electricity, the Commission for Energy Regulation said today.

# energy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off

That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.

# energy - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the world energy crisis? It might be the only future hope to power our planet.

# energy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.

# energy - Monday 12 May, 2014

More turbines or less? Coal, wave, solar? Have your say

The government wants to know how you feel about the future of energy in Ireland.

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.