Organisation: Department of Energy
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Recent data produced by the World Resources Institute shows that Ireland is having a sustainable recovery, successfully growing economic output while reducing environmental impact.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
A UK-based company has expressed an interest in acquiring Whitegate oil refinery, and claims that it will retain all of its current workforce if successful.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2016
Tue, 12 May, 2015
Why is it State sector bodies have a beginning, and maybe a middle, but no end?
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
The increase this month in the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy, that all electricity users pay to support the renewable energy industry, should prompt a pause for thought about the rollout of this industry here.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
In the opinion section on your paper on August 8, Gerard Howlin writes about Pat Rabbitte’s difficulty coping with being dropped from government. Paudy McMahon wrote a letter rebuffing Gay Byrne who expressed fears about the role of the EU in our lives and Tom Duffy stressed how our government is ramming through its wind energy programme with no regard to the health impact on residents.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
USA: A man claiming to be God slammed a stolen landscaping truck into a Baltimore-area television station, then spent hours watching live TV news footage of the scene before he was arrested by local authorities-
Thu, 15 May, 2014
A United Nations (UN) report on climate change warned last week that storm surges, flooding and rising sea levels will wreak increasing havoc on our lives unless Governments take urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Our political system is so inadequate it would be better to invite a cross-section of consultancy firms to apply for membership of Dáil Eireann and vote for the ones most likely to benefit the nation.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2014
UK demand for Irish renewable energy is not as strong as plans to build hundreds of windfarms across Ireland would suggest.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
A geologist has cast doubt on claims that there is a vast reservoir of shale gas in west Clare of up to 3.86trn cubic feet.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2013
The mood music around Irish offshore exploration is as positive as it has been since the early 1980s writes Kyran Fitzgerald, but John Teeling, of Petrel Resources, says it is ‘too early to be counting eggs’
Sat, 17 Nov, 2012
A mere 121 electric cars have been registered to drive on Irish roads this year.
Sat, 06 Oct, 2012
Two firms seeking to begin fracking in Ireland to release natural gas trapped in shale have confirmed initial positive results.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2012
An Irish company that had signed up to a deal with ESB in 2010 to develop 50 megawatts of geothermal electricity in Ireland has abandoned its plans — and the country — because the Government has not yet legislated to support the clean energy technology.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
Motorists are getting into a “feeding frenzy” in their efforts to avoid fuel shortages, an industry leader has warned.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
LAST week, while filling in for Vincent Browne on TV 3, I stumbled across a current controversy.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
NTR boss Michael McNicholas, regarded in the industry as a ‘safe pair of hands’, is busy picking up the pieces after his predecessor’s costly gamble on solar power backfired badly, helping to notch up record losses of €381m at the group, writes
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
As chief executive of the ESB since 2002, Padraig McManus has overseen huge changes in the commercial state body. He will step down later this year, leaving a rejuvenated company behind, writes
Sat, 26 Mar, 2011
Fri, 21 Jan, 2011
THE Government was accused last night of “completely failing” some of the worst affected victims of the devastating flood which struck Cork city last November, causing an estimated €100 million damage.
Wed, 20 Oct, 2010
CUSTOMERS are facing hikes of 4%-5% in their electricity bills as the Energy Regulator has given its approval to the placing of a €157 million levy on all electricity users.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2010
A US government document revealed that the Obama administration is planning to cut the US nuclear stockpile by up to 40% by 2021.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
YOUR report headlined ‘FG calls on Government to increase gas storage’ (April 14) quotes a spokesman for the Department of Energy as saying “the development of the Corrib Gas field would also provide a new source of gas supply which could meet up to 60% of our annual demand in its early years of operation”.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
IRELAND’S electricity supply would be endangered if there was any kind of energy shock as we can only store 11 days of gas in this country compared with an EU average of 52 days.
Wed, 14 Apr, 2010
WATCH out for this eye-catching sportscar. The first of its kind on these shores, it goes from 0-95km/h in a mere four seconds – yet it is 100% electric.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2010
THE ESB and Department of Energy are predicting that 2,000 electric cars will be on the country’s roads by the end of next year — even though we have just 100 so far.
Sat, 27 Mar, 2010
THE wind energy sector has warned that Ireland is looking increasingly unlikely to meet its target of providing 40% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020 unless greater price stability is provided to operators.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2010
IRISH motorists could see the country’s first electric car-charging points next year as the Government progresses its plan to make the country a pioneer in the field of electric vehicles.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2009
THERE was warm welcome for the announcement by Energy Minister Eamon Ryan that householders and farmers will be paid by the Electricity Supply Board for any surplus electricity that they generate from wind turbines, photovoltaic panels or other alternative energy source.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2009
US President Barack Obama piled pressure on Congress to approve his near $1tn (€780bn) economic stimulus plan today, telling Capitol Hill that “the time for talk is over”.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2009
THE Government’s plan to make broadband available countrywide has been postponed again, despite recent figures showing broadband penetration nationally at less than 25%.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2008
Irish families could save hundreds of euro every year by reducing the energy they use, according to the Power of One campaign.
Sun, 21 Sep, 2008
HOUSEHOLD energy bills could be reduced by €500 a year after the Government announced plans to give householders up to €2,750 each to make their homes more energy-efficient.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2008
What O’Connor really wanted to do was explore options for renewable energy sources...
Fri, 11 Jan, 2008
ONE of the country’s biggest petrol retailers is calling on the Government to continue an excise relief scheme for the sale of biofuels, describing the current market as an unfair playing field.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2007
IRELAND is the third biggest market for cars run on biofuel. It is behind only Sweden and France.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2007
PETROL and diesel-dependent industries can expect few breaks in the upcoming budget, with the Department of Energy pointing to the development of the biofuels industry as the solution to the surge in oil prices.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2007
THE smart-metering system launched by the Government yesterday might save money in terms of more efficient electricity supply — but the cost to the consumer of running the machines could make receiving the power more expensive.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2007
Child-centred policies, community gardaí and renewable energy will be Green priorities in Government, it was claimed tonight.
Sat, 24 Feb, 2007
Wall Street stalled today after a battery of reports indicated the US economy was stronger than expected and raised concerns that the Federal Reserve might be more aggressive about interest rates next year.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2006
Stocks rallied for a second session today, pushing to four-month highs even as oil prices showed a slight rebound after seven days of losses.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2006