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# energy - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
# Fuel Allowance
# Fuel Allowance

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?

Sun 6:30 AM 31,874 Views 7 Comments

It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.

# energy - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
# Power
# Power

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 32,476 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

# energy - Friday 1 October, 2021

Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months
# Electric Shock
# Electric Shock

Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months

Oct 1st 2021, 12:55 PM 32,452 Views 80 Comments

Households supplied by Electric Ireland will see their electricity bill increase by 9.3% next month.

# energy - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'
# ELECTRICITY DEMAND
# ELECTRICITY DEMAND

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'

Sep 30th 2021, 1:56 PM 16,719 Views 68 Comments

Questions around the security of Ireland’s electricity supply have been brought into sharp focus.

# energy - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
# Power Supply
# Power Supply

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 52,792 Views 140 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.

# energy - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,367 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

# energy - Monday 27 September, 2021

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:50 AM 10,576 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

# energy - Friday 24 September, 2021

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter
# Struck By Lightning
# Struck By Lightning

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter

Sep 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,316 Views 61 Comments

The price of electricity, gas and fuel in Ireland have increased by 19.6% in the last year.

# energy - Monday 15 February, 2021

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break
# Energy
From The42
# Energy

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need a break

Feb 15th 2021, 6:05 PM 4,412 Views 7 Comments

The Reds have lost five of their last seven matches.

# energy - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 6:44 PM 21,076 Views 10 Comments

The six-week restrictions begin tomorrow.

# energy - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,551 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 12:13 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

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

# energy - Monday 20 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 20th 2020, 6:39 PM 14,635 Views 38 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 PM 15,497 Views 25 Comments

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

Son inspires Spurs to winning start under Mourinho
# Energy
From The42
# Energy

Son inspires Spurs to winning start under Mourinho

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:32 PM 7,579 Views 8 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Nov 15th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,017 Views 39 Comments

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
# IRELAND'S ENERGY
# IRELAND'S ENERGY

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

Nov 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 12,729 Views 39 Comments

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
# Feature
# Feature

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:02 AM 1,907 Views 3 Comments

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

# energy - Monday 30 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 30th 2019, 8:02 AM 37,366 Views 67 Comments

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
# Retrofitting
# Retrofitting

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 6:20 AM 17,655 Views 9 Comments

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
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

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

Aug 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,951 Views 68 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

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

Aug 13th 2019, 6:48 PM 44,826 Views 31 Comments

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
# Blackout
# Blackout

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Jun 16th 2019, 4:47 PM 26,415 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Energy
# Energy

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

May 30th 2019, 1:43 PM 14,556 Views 111 Comments

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
# Oil And Gas Exploration
# Oil And Gas Exploration

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

Oct 31st 2018, 5:05 PM 16,125 Views 26 Comments

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
# Celtic Interconnector
# Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

Oct 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,051 Views 44 Comments

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
# Not Gas
# Not Gas

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:46 PM 24,371 Views 52 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

Jun 1st 2018, 1:56 PM 15,756 Views 52 Comments

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
# Huntstown Power Plant
# Huntstown Power Plant

Two major Dublin power plants to close in May

Jan 30th 2018, 9:35 AM 25,033 Views 25 Comments

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
# High Caffeine
# High Caffeine

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Jan 19th 2018, 11:43 AM 20,400 Views 41 Comments

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
# Goodnight To Night
# Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:11 AM 21,521 Views 24 Comments

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
# Burning Waste
# Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,660 Views 39 Comments

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
# Complaints
# Complaints

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

Jun 8th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,692 Views 6 Comments

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
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland

May 6th 2017, 4:00 PM 20,333 Views 50 Comments

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
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

May 3rd 2017, 1:46 PM 10,815 Views 25 Comments

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
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,194 Views 41 Comments

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
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

A Derry company is moving into the Irish electricity market with cut-price rates

Mar 29th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,124 Views 13 Comments

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

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 39,624 Views 117 Comments

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'
# Policy
# Policy

'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'

Oct 3rd 2016, 8:30 PM 95 Views 19 Comments

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?
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# Sponsored By Sse Airtricity

Vote: Who would make the best modern-day ambassador for Ireland?

Sep 19th 2016, 5:57 PM 23,517 Views 104 Comments

Get your votes in. Don’t rate any of our suggestions? We want to hear yours.

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