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Energy generation technology has its boundaries. Today, with the increased costs behind fossil fuels, companies are investing millions to push beyond these boundaries and come up with something more sustainable. One such company is Enertrag.
Enertrag has constructed a power plant which provides around the clock energy with virtually no carbon footprint.The power plant was launched in 2010 and what’s more, to add to the project, they will be opening the worlds first “CO2-neutral” filling station in the centre of Berlin towards the end of this year.
So, how does this “hybrid …
According to the Irish Independent today, there are more than 400,000 households out of 1.7 million struggling with their energy bills in Ireland.
There is now a huge push to install “pay as you go” meters into the homes of those who are most affected. The ESB expect to have the capacity to install 200 of these meters per month by next year.
Around 240,000 householders have had to agree on payment plans with the ESB to tackle debt. The semi-state company said that around 108,000 of these customers were …
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Bord Gais, one of Irelands biggest gas and electricity suppliers has announced that it will be increasing electricity prices by 12% from the 1st of August 2011.
Jason Scagell, Managing Director of Retail and Trading, Bord Gáis Energy, said: “We recognise the strain that households are under at the moment and we have done our utmost to limit the overall price increase to 12% despite much higher increases in international wholesale prices.”
“The prices paid by Irish customers are intrinsically linked to international wholesale prices and with the markets signaling the prospect …
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The national representative body for Irish wave and tidal energy interests, the MRIA (Marine Renewables Industry Association) has today expressed its disappointment that Scotland’s astute political management, ambition and sheer hunger for jobs has seen them emerge as the clear winners of the first round in the battle to dominate the emerging global wave energy industry. The statement from MRIA was prompted by recent announcements of some 50MW of wave projects in Scotland thought to be worth more than €250m of investment.
In recent days Aegir Wave …
According to ESB Electric Ireland, customers in arrears who are genuinely working to manage their accounts, can now avail of the recently announced electricity price reductions.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte said “I welcome the ESB’s response to my request to pay particular attention to the needs of customers with genuine payment problems who want to avail of the price cuts. In addition to including customers with Token Meters, ESB Electric Ireland has extended their Household Budget Price Plan to include customers who are in arrears but …
ESB Electric Ireland are facing pressure from all sides regarding their decision to block their new pricing system from customers who are currently facing arrears.
According to the Irish Independent, Minister for Eneterprise, Richard Bruton called on the ESB to “reconsider this position”. He continued by saying “I think it’s important we see customers who are the hardest-pressed getting access to this relief, as well as the commercial customers who are in a stronger position”
According to Utility companies there is a data protection legislation in Ireland and they have no way of knowing which …
These days Electric Vehicles are looking more and more attractive. This week petrol has hit the €1.50 mark across the country and people are starting to panic. Maybe this is a good time to start looking more into our daily driving habits. Can we really afford to use the car when we could just as easily walk to where we want to go? Of course, starting to plan our routes to get more out of our fuel is a difficult transition, but also a necessary one. How many of us …
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Over the last few days we had the pleasure of talking to Mr Harvey Appelbe of Tonn energy. Tonn Energy is a relatively new company in Ireland and is backed primarily by Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest energy Utilities. Mr. Applebe was brought in to Tonn Energy in 2009 to head up the business as project director. He has a background as an aerospace systems engineer and more recently has started a number of businesses in Ireland. Irish Energy News was very happy to get a first hand insight into …