Electrification of heat and transport could create 5,000 jobs

A NEW report has suggested that the electrification of the north’s heating and transport systems could create up to 5,000 jobs and cut emissions by 82 per cent. The KPMG study, commissioned by NIE Networks, said electrification could be transformative for the economy, reducing the spend on imported fossil fuels by around £1.4 billion a … Read more

Irish Water recognised for success in reducing carbon emissions at Energy Achievement Awards

Irish Water has been recognised for its commitment to energy efficiency, climate action and sustainability with two awards at the inaugural Business Energy Achievement Awards: Best Energy Achievement in Utilities and Best Energy Achievement in the Public Sector. The awards recognise Irish Water’s commitment to becoming more energy efficient, embedding sustainability with the ultimate aim of … Read more

Limerick City and County Council and SSE Airtricity deliver warmer, more energy efficient homes for Christmas

One hundred and seventy-nine Limerick City and County Council owned homes will now be warmer and more energy efficient this Christmas thanks to a joint programme run by the Council and SSE Airtricity. The Energy Efficiency Upgrade programme is a Government initiative, part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regional Operational Programme in which … Read more

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction design and implementation

The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) provides support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS delivers a broader range of policy objectives, including: providing an Enabling Framework for Community Participation through the provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate in renewable energy projects increasing technology … Read more

COP26 talks the ‘best chance of protecting the planet’ – Ryan

The Minister for the Environment has said that Ireland is sending its largest ever delegation to the UN climate talks, which are being held in Glasgow next month. Eamon Ryan told the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action that Ireland is sending “around thirty” people, including many people from NGOs and civil society. The … Read more

Irish Private-Cloud Provider Certified as Carbon Neutral

Stryve, a Carlow based private cloud and cybersecurity company, are climate action leaders in the Irish IT sector having been certified as Carbon Neutral. Working with experienced energy auditors, German based ‘Climate Partners’ Stryve completed a detailed assessment of its emissions and developed a roadmap to reduce its carbon footprint. As a first step, the … Read more

SSE Renewables powers change with €1.1 million donation to community groups

SSE Renewables, Ireland’s leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy, has donated €1.1m to 412 projects through its annual Community Fund across Ireland in 2020/2021. Details of the total €1.1m donation SSE Renewables has made to Irish communities in the last year are contained in the company’s annual Community Investment Review, published today. The … Read more

Heat Pumps Will Boost Confidence and Drive Growth

The Heat Pump Association warmly welcomes the launch of the UK’s Heat and Buildings Strategy today in the hope that it will encourage exceptional market growth over the next few years. The Heat and Buildings Strategy published today (Tuesday 19th October) has unveiled phased out dates for the installation of fossil fuel heating, increased funding … Read more

Rooftop solar energy ‘can provide major portion of global electricity needs’

Owing to improved deployment capability and reduced costs, rooftop solar PV) – solar farms or roof-mounted solar panels used in home, commercial and industrial buildings – is currently the fastest deployable electricity generation technology. Using modelling that provides much more accurate indications, the researchers conclude rooftop solar PV can supply 25-49 per cent of global … Read more