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#Energy

# energy - Friday 18 January, 2013

357pc increase in gas disconnections in 15 months – regulator

The Commissioner for Energy Regulation says 2,373 people had gas disconnected between April and June last year.

# energy - Monday 14 January, 2013

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# energy - Sunday 13 January, 2013

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world Oil This post contains images

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

# energy - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# energy - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

# energy - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms

It is expected that the new expansion programme will increase the operational wind capacity of Bord Gáis by more than 50 per cent.

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

# energy - Sunday 25 November, 2012

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

# energy - Friday 23 November, 2012

Engineer challenges legality of renewable energy plan in High Court

Pat Swords claims the public have been denied their legal right to participate in planning and funding decisions for green energy projects.

# energy - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

# energy - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# energy - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Hunger remains 'major' global threat to world’s poorest and most vulnerable

The newest Global Hunger Index shows the unsustainable use of land, water, and energy are the biggest factors affecting the food security of the most vulnerable people around the world.

# energy - Thursday 4 October, 2012

IWEA claims 30,000 jobs could be created in wind energy sector by 2020

The Irish Wind Energy Association today launched a new policy paper, which describes renewable energy exporting was “a significant national opportunity”.

# energy - Saturday 22 September, 2012

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money

With rising gas and electricity prices we gave you a few tips to make savings last week. Now it’s your turn.

# energy - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?* Electrifying This post contains images

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?*

*No of course not. Don’t be silly.

Cowen wants commitment from Minister after Bord na Móna job losses

Over 100 seasonal jobs have been lost at Bord na Móna as a result of the poor peat harvest this year, described by the company as the ‘worst year ever’

British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today

Biggest single piece of energy infrastructure built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric project.

# energy - Monday 17 September, 2012

Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month

The move follows similar announcements from Electric Ireland and Airtricity in recent weeks.

# energy - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cost of living rose by 0.6pc in August

The increase in the third-level student contribution and the rising price of petrol have the largest impact in the inflation rate.

# energy - Friday 7 September, 2012

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases

Not good news for the company’s 1.3 million customers, 60,000 of whom also get their gas from Electric Ireland.

# energy - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October

The Commission for Energy Regulation approves an 8.5 per cent increase in Bord Gais Energy’s domestic gas prices.

From The Daily Edge Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down... Ewing Return This post contains images

Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down...

After much anticipation to see those Texans again, Dallas premiered on TV3 last night with over 842,500 viewers. Here’s a recap.

# energy - Friday 31 August, 2012

Column: Hurricane Isaac should make us think seriously about climate change

Catastrophic events like Hurricane Isaac highlight the reality of climate change – those that believe it is fictional are in denial, writes Gavin Harte.

# energy - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# energy - Monday 6 August, 2012

13 of the weirdest energy sources in the world Got The Power This post contains images

13 of the weirdest energy sources in the world

Lemons, oranges and soccer balls: you can stick a conductor in just about anything, it seems…

# energy - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike

The energy supplier has asked the regulator for permission to raise prices by 7.54 per cent in October.

# energy - Friday 27 July, 2012

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog

Charles ‘Chip’ Groat of the University of Texas never told reporters that he holds $1.6m of shares in a gas explorer.

# energy - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Campaign says Government policy statement 'paves way' for underground infrastructure

A group which advocates a proposed electricity interconnector between the North and South be placed underground has welcomed a Government policy statement on the issue.

# energy - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds Oil

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

# energy - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets Oil

Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets

An explosion and fire have affected two pipelines which carry about 25 million tons of crude oil a year.

# energy - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Explainer: What's happening to traditional light bulbs?

Solus, the light bulb manufacturer, is to cease production of traditional incandescent bulbs next month. What are they being replaced with, and why?

# energy - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Smoky coal ban extended, will 'clear air and bring fewer deaths'

The ban is being extended to all of Dublin County, as well as seven provincial towns.

# energy - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# energy - Monday 2 July, 2012

Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect

Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.

# energy - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami

The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.

# energy - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

Gas prices likely to rise but too early to say by how much - Bord Gáis

The energy supplier was responding to a report in today’s Irish Independent which said consumers could face a 10 per cent price hike in the autumn.

# energy - Monday 18 June, 2012

Iranian nuclear talks resume

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

# energy - Friday 15 June, 2012

Jobs created as Airtricity parent firm invests €500m in Irish power stations

Enda Kenny is expected to announce a “significant number” of jobs this afternoon.

# energy - Monday 11 June, 2012

Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match

EirGrid says Sunday evening demand for electricity was influenced by people sitting down together to watch the match – and make tea at half-time.