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Tipperary County Council Recognised at National Energy Awards

National-Energy-Awards

On Thursday November 20th Tipperary County Council won the Public Sector award at the National Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland awards ceremony. The council was applauded for being leaders with regard to energy management performance and in their uptake of renewable energy solutions. Tipperary County Council fought off strong competition from household names such as

German article reveals the total economic cost of cars to each driver…. Euro 332,000

332.000 Euro for cars! According to an analysis of the «Verlag Motor Presse Stuttgart«, this is the amount spent by the average German during his/her 54 years of «automobile life». This includes buying 3 new and 5 used cars, insurances, taxes, parking, maintenance, tires and oil change. By the way: you can have a «lifetime flat rate»

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.

Great Electric Drive ecar arrives in Thurles

Olivia O’Brien, a second level teacher at the Presentation Convent in Thurles has just recieved her electric car.  She is taking part in the ESB ecar Great Electric Drive trial.  The lucky Olivia is driving a Mitsubishi I-Miev.  A number of months ago, the Presentation Convent won the SEAI One Good Idea competition.  Don’t forget

Algae for Bio fuel

In the next 15 we could be using bio fuel that has been made from algae.  A County Cork based research firm is responsible for this latest development.  Algae is now proving itself to be a suitable contender for bio fuel production as it is does not require much power or land resources.  A good

Gas Price Rise Confirmed

It was announced today that the CER has approved another rise in the price of gas. This time the rise is 8.5% for domestic customers. Business users are likely to face a similar rise in the coming months also. This comes just as Autumn is upon us! What can you do about it? Check out

TV3 at ESB ecars Fully Charged Conference 2012

ESB ecars recently held the  Fully Charged Electric Cars Conference in Dublin’s Convention Center.   click here to see the interview video with TV3

Biofuel fails EU sustainability test, German researchers claim

A German research team has found that bio fuels do not meet the EU sustainability target of 35%.  Click the link below for the full story http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/19/biofuel-fails-eu-sustainabilty-test?CMP=twt_fd