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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Energy Regulator in Hot Water

The role of the Energy Regulator is under question after ESB announced that it made €230 million profit from the first half of 2012.  Recently the Energy Regulator allowed them to raise their electricity prices in order to keep the company afloat.  The level of profit generated leaves a lot for people to think about.  Could this

Wind Cheaper Than Gas

Michael McGovern, a Spanish author has released a article identifying that net cost of electricity produced from European wind is up to 50% lower than that produced from other means such as oil and gas.   The study quoted in the article was conducted by Ernst & Young. Click here for the full article.

Take Part in the Next Round of Energy Neighbourhoods

Thats right everyone. We’re recruiting you, to take part in the next round for the Energy Neighbourhoods project starting December 1st. Form a ‘Neighbourhood’ with your friends, neighbours, colleagues or members of your local community groups and compete against other neighbourhoods to reduce your energy usage to win prizes. Click http://www.energyneighbourhoods.eu to find out more

We’re Recruiting!

  That’s right everyone.  We’re recruiting you, to take part in the next round for the Energy Neighbourhoods project starting December 1st.  Form a ‘Neighbourhood’ with your friends, neighbours, colleagues or members of your local community groups and compete against other neighbourhoods to reduce your energy usage to win prizes. Click http://www.energyneighbourhoods.eu to find out more about Energy Neighbourhoods and the prizes you

GIFT INTERREG Event

GIFT INTERREG are hosting a new event.  Environmental Performance and Green Business Marketing.  Click here for more details and to register.   Taking place at the Tower Hotel in Waterford City on 24/10/2012 from 9:30 – 3:00.  FREE to attend.  

80% of Irish newsprint is recycled

2011 has been another great year for newsprint recycling with the annual national newsprint recycling survey (audited by RPS) showing an all-time high recycling rate of 80.22%.   This is a great achievement that had huge commitment from the publishers, distributors and retailers.  Such an accomplishment could not have happened with the all important behavioral change from the most important group

Ecars in Tipperary

For the last 3 weeks TEA have been using the Renault Fluence ZE courtesy of Cleary Motors Thurles.  We also met up with Olivia O’Brien who is the ESB ecar ambassador for the area.  Click here to read our press release and find out all about it.

Ecars in Tipperary

For those of you have noticed, there have been 2 electric cars driving around Tipperary. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been driven by Mrs Olivia O’Brien who is the ESB ecars electric car ambassador for the Tipperary Area. Olivia is a second level teacher in the Presentation Convent in Thurles. Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) met Olivia