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Energy in Agriculture 2016

The inaugural Energy in Agriculture event takes place at Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on August 23rd 2016. The event will feature renewable energy case studies, advice and opportunities for farmers. Practical on farm demonstrations of renewable energy installations will feature on the day. There will also be an exhibition of relevant industry suppliers




Have your Say – Tipperary’s Draft Renewable Energy Strategy

Public Consultation Open for Tipperary’s Draft Renewable Energy Strategy The Draft Renewable Energy Strategy for Tipperary sets out planning framework to facilitate the sustainable development of renewable energy in Tipperary across all of the renewable energy resources including bioenergy, wind energy, solar energy, hydro and geothermal energy etc. It seeks to stimulate growth and employment




One year on – Sun is saving Tipperary €30,000 per year

800 Solar panels installed one year ago are delivering 10% more electricity than previously expected.  Tipperary County Council is making significant savings of over €30, 000 per annum. Twelve months ago 800 photovoltaic solar panels were installed on 9 public buildings in towns across Tipperary. The buildings include fire stations, libraries, civic offices and a




Tipperary’s Communities Have Their Say on Ireland’s Energy Future

A large number of representatives from community groups across Tipperary came together recently to prepare a joint submission on the Green Paper on Ireland’s energy policy. The event was organised by Tipperary Energy Agency at the LIT’s campus in Thurles. The groups contributing to the joint submission on the Energy Green Paper include Templederry Community




Brigit’s Garden Awarded Funding for Renewable Energy Project

We’re working with Brigit’s Garden in Galway who have been awarded funding for a renewable energy project. Brigit’s Garden has been awarded funding of €60,000 from Science Foundation Ireland and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland for the installation of renewable energy devices at the award-winning Celtic Gardens and Visitor Centre in Roscahill, Co. Galway.




Tipperary Leading the Way Adopting BioEnergy

Tipperary’s adoption of biomass means that the county now spends €1.1M on local biomass (wood chip and wood pellet) to heat large sites. Previously, €2.5M would have to be spent on imported oil. Switch to biomass at six sites in Tipperary has seen 750, 000 litres of oil displaced in 2013. Annual local ecomonic benefit




Small Irish Renewable Energy Generators to Sell Power for the First Time

As of today (April 17th 2014) for the first time small renewable energy generators in Ireland will be able to sell electricity on the Single Electricity Market (SEM). The Single Electricity Market is the wholesale electricity market operating across the island of Ireland. Templederry Renewable Energy Supply Ltd, trading as CRES (Community Renewable Energy Supply)




South Tipperary County Council Adopts Renewable Energy Strategy

A new Renewable Energy Strategy for South Tipperary was adopted at a recent council meeting (March 3rd). This strategy was prepared as a joint initiative by the Council and Tipperary Energy Agency. It will ensure that South Tipperary can take advantage of renewable energy opportunities thus creating local jobs and increasing the self-sufficiency of the