Ireland sees fall in carbon emissions

One significant contributor to the fall in emissions last year was the change in the power generation fuel mix

Irish businesses offered share of €3m for smart lighting

The grant will cover around one third of the cost of installing energy efficient lighting

Energy efficient upgrades for 1,600 Irish properties

The project is expected to help reduce energy bills for consumers and cut carbon emissions

Ireland extends energy efficiency grants for households

Ireland has extended the range of grants and level of financial support for householders who want to make their homes more energy efficient. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) said around 1.7 million homes could be eligible for new and increased grants. They range from €300 (£265m) for attic insulation to €700 (£617) for […]

Green gas ‘could supply quarter of Ireland’s needs’

Gas from animal manure, food waste and grass could provide 28% of Ireland’s natural gas needs. A new study from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) found renewable gas could also help cut carbon emissions by as much as two million tonnes a year. That’s equivalent to the energy used by around 360,000 households […]

Ireland doubles sustainable research funding

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the doubling of investment in research, development and demonstration projects to €2 million (£1.7m) this year. The fund is open to industry and academia to support sustainable energy research into new market solutions that overcome barriers in the move to a secure, clean energy future. Priority […]

US solar to smash quarterly record

Around 14GW of new solar capacity is expected to come online by the end of the year in the US. That’s according to a report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) which states the country’s sector has been growing at a 43% year-on-year rate. It adds a new megawatt of solar capacity came online […]

Farmers ‘key to increasing Ireland’s bioenergy potential’

Energy crops grown by farmers have great potential to expand the country’s domestic bioenergy resource in the next 20 years. That’s according to a report by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) which shows these crops alongside biomass resources from forests, a better utilisation of wastes and by-products could meet one-fifth of the country’s […]

Quarter of Irish power generated from renewables

A quarter of all electricity used in Ireland was generated from renewable energy sources last year. That helped avoid three million tonnes of fossil-fuel related CO2 emissions, according to latest figures from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). It was the second largest source of electricity in 2015 behind gas and ahead of coal. […]

Ireland ‘must treble energy efficient upgrades’

The number of homes and businesses in Ireland being upgraded to improve energy efficiency needs to treble. That’s the key recommendation from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) if the country is to reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. That’s equivalent to saving 31,925GWh of power. The SEAI said consumers saved more than €700 million […]