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New REFIT 2 feed-in-tariff Scheme for New Renewable Energy Projects

New REFIT 2 feed-in-tariff Scheme for New Renewable Energy Projects

(23 Mar 2012)

The new REFIT 2 scheme will operate by guaranteeing a minimum floor price for electricity exported to the grid (onshore wind, small hydro and landfill gas) and was opened in March 2012. The REFIT 3 scheme for biomass technologies opened in February 2012.

€7.5m in Grants for Energy Efficiency Projects in Businesses

€7.5m in Grants for Energy Efficiency Projects in Businesses

(23 Mar 2012)

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has launched the Better Energy Workplaces Scheme to support sustainable energy investments in 2012 in the public, commercial, industrial and community sectors.

Energy Index Hits New High in February

Energy Index Hits New High in February

(23 Mar 2012)

A 9% increase in oil prices and a 20% rise in gas prices pushed the Bord Gáis energy index 8% higher in February.

Energy Managers Feel Ignored over Efficiency Fears

Energy Managers Feel Ignored over Efficiency Fears

(23 Mar 2012)

One in three British energy managers say issues around energy efficiency are not being taken seriously by their bosses. According to new research by electronic giant Siemens 31% of those responsible for energy management in UK businesses say the issue is not taken seriously.

Government Launches First Green Public Procurement Action Plan

Government Launches First Green Public Procurement Action Plan

(23 Mar 2012)

The Government has launched Ireland’s first Green Public Procurement Action Plan. The overall objective of Green Tenders is to assist public authorities to successfully plan and implement green public procurement (GPP).

New Dublin Canal Way Cycle Route Opens

New Dublin Canal Way Cycle Route Opens

(23 Mar 2012)

Dublin City Council has officially opened the Canal Way Cycle Route. The 3.6 km off-road cycle route runs from Portobello to Sheriff St along the Grand Canal. It passes Leeson St Bridge, Dublin’s Docklands and over Samuel Beckett Bridge. It is the first part of a planned cross city, off-road cycle route.

IEA Predicts Increased Energy Costs

IEA Predicts Increased Energy Costs

(16 Nov 2011)

At the launch of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2011 the prospect of a near-term rise in oil prices to $150/barrel was highlighted.

New International Energy Management Standard

New International Energy Management Standard

(16 Nov 2011)

The new International Energy Management Standard, ISO 50001 was published on 15th June 2011. It will provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices.

Research Claims Turning Heating Down One Degree Will Help Save 30%

Research Claims Turning Heating Down One Degree Will Help Save 30%

(16 Nov 2011)

Business and public sector organisations could save millions of pounds by turning the heating down one degree.

50% of firms purchasing affected by carbon emissions

50% of firms purchasing affected by carbon emissions

(16 Nov 2011)

A new study from the Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of multinationals look set to select their suppliers based upon carbon performance in the future.


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