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# energy - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# energy - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient

And they did it all through wind and water power.

# energy - Monday 28 April, 2014

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like

The format of the seven-digit Eircode has been detailed.

# energy - Sunday 27 April, 2014

This is the 'new coffee' that Ireland is becoming obsessed with

Matcha green tea has seen a surge in popularity this year.

# energy - Monday 21 April, 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

# energy - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels

Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.

# energy - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# energy - Monday 14 April, 2014

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain... right now

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

# energy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan

Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.

# energy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

# energy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

# energy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

# energy - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

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.

# energy - Thursday 27 March, 2014

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

# energy - Thursday 6 March, 2014

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

The World Health Organisation is expected to reduce the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily by 50 per cent.

# energy - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Are you a Bord Gáis customer? Expect to see another price increase next month

The company says it expects this to be last adjustment to tariffs of its kind.

# energy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem

Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.

This gas pipeline map shows why Ukraine crisis affects all of Europe

Apart from the obvious fear of international violence.

# energy - Sunday 23 February, 2014

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

# energy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: Politics and sound economic decisions don't mix, as our energy policy shows

Ireland’s economic future is in our hands once again, let’s learn from the past and not mess it up with an unworkable energy policy, writes Steven O’Hanlon.

# energy - Friday 31 January, 2014

Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase

After absorbing the price increase for the winter, Bord Gáis Energy is to add around 50 cent a week to bills.

# energy - Monday 20 January, 2014

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans

Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

# energy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

# energy - Friday 10 January, 2014

How to trick algae to save the planet

Plus – why the Hen Harrier bird needs to be saved.

# energy - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

# energy - Monday 9 December, 2013

One third of SMEs don't understand their energy bills and 86 per cent don't know how to lower them

AIB has announced it will be offering loans aimed at making businesses more energy efficient.

# energy - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow

An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.

# energy - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

# energy - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte

The gas provider will stay in State ownership after a suitable bid was not received by the government.

# energy - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday ESB

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

# energy - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Gilmore: Public will "have no tolerance" for electricity disruption

The Tánaiste said the ESB dispute about pensions should be “resolved around the table”.

# energy - Saturday 16 November, 2013

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.

# energy - Monday 11 November, 2013

"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan

Environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart was speaking as ‘People’s Charter’ drawn up to tackle fuel poverty.

Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move

The business provides energy and gas to 65,000 businesses, but will move into residential power in early 2014.

# energy - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills

Crowley Carbon announced 20 new jobs in Wicklow this week as it launched some innovative technologies.

# energy - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy'

One of the organisers said the government has “little or no long term, coordinated plans in place and is open to whoever wishes to come in and exploit our resources”.

Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter

The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.

# energy - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

# energy - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from commenters.

# energy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.