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# power grid

Last year
# Lights out
‘Heads must roll’: Industry and experts argue energy crisis of ‘our own making’
Concerns flagged as early as 2014 over the need to bring new power plants online to meet energy demands.
Academic analysis shows emissions for 2022 to date are estimated to be 7% higher than last year
EPA: Options being considered will impact on the State’s ability to meet legal climate targets
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy analysis reveals onsite carbon emissions are over 35 times higher within the space of a decade.
EPA is processing 12 emissions licence applications for use of back-up generators or onsite gas plants
Expert: Growth of data centres ‘wasn't something that happened organically’
All time
'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up
Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.
# Heatwave
Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar
Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.
# power grid
Eirgrid spent €2.7 million on legal fees in the last five years
For 2014/2015 alone the company paid out €747,390 for legal services.