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#Energy

# energy - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Bord na Móna wind farm construction launched in Co Tipperary

The 40 megawatt farm is to be based at Bruckhana.

# energy - Monday 21 October, 2013

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

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

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?

# energy - Friday 11 October, 2013

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

# energy - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

7 tips for saving money this winter

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.

# energy - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

The Society of St Vincent de Paul say more people are approaching them because they can’t pay their energy bills. Are you one of the people in difficulty?

# energy - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

# energy - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Column: A Universe Veiled in Darkness – dark matter, dark energy and CERN

Scientists estimate that 27 per cent of the known Universe is dark matter and 68 per cent is dark energy… but what are they? Eoin Ó Colgáin discusses upcoming opportunities to learn more about the fascinating work of CERN.

# energy - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

This battery uses sewage to generate energy

The battery harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved in the wastewater.

# energy - Monday 9 September, 2013

Irish Rail to use shorter DART trains off-peak to save on fuel

One serivce- the 16:40 from Bray to Malahide – will see an increase in carriage capacity from six to eight.

Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria

The Energy Index increased by four per cent in August as oil and gas prices rose.

# energy - Friday 6 September, 2013

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

# energy - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week

Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.

Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line

The project is at an early stage and Eirgrid say they do not expect to submit an application to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval before 2015.

500 per cent rise in use of biofuel since 2007

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

# energy - Monday 2 September, 2013

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month

Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…

# energy - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Jordan to build its first nuclear research reactor

The desert kingdom which doesn’t have any oil is looking at ways to meet its energy needs.

# energy - Monday 12 August, 2013

South Korea turns off air conditioning in energy crisis

A heatwave and an energy consumption crisis has led to emergency measures – as temperatures head to 34 degrees Celsius.

IKEA to invest in Leitrim wind farm to power Irish stores

The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year.

# energy - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability Sustainbility This post contains images

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

The Leaf project has been working for the last three years to get communities in the county working together on all aspects of sustainable development.

# energy - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

# energy - Friday 12 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge How to burn 200 calories... without exercising Work It

How to burn 200 calories... without exercising

Did you know you can burn calories by gettin’ the shift? And here are loads more ways.

# energy - Friday 5 July, 2013

Gas meter scam could lead to explosions and a ‘potential catastrophe’

The tampering of gas meters is a significant safety risk as it can cause gas to leak.

# energy - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

# energy - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills

Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.

# energy - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average

Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.

# energy - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

# energy - Friday 26 April, 2013

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses

Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.

# energy - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans

The energy company released its annual report today which showed that 62,000 pay-as-you-go meters are now installed in Irish homes.

# energy - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# energy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Electricity customer accidentally billed for second property for seven years

An official report outlines some of the customer complaints upheld against energy providers last year.

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# energy - Monday 11 March, 2013

10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body

Back away from the cappuccino – it’s trying to kill you.

# energy - Sunday 10 March, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland? Oil

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?

Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?

# energy - Friday 15 February, 2013

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?

Are you energy conscious? If so, why?

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years

Ireland has had the second largest drop in energy consumption in the EU since the financial crisis hit.

# energy - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

# energy - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

Ireland to export wind energy to Britain

An agreement being signed today could see some of the largest wind turbines in the world erected in the Bog of Allen in the midlands.