Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decrease as coal and peat in electricity is phased out

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2019. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. Despite the decrease, Ireland is still not on the pathway required to meet future targets and a climate neutral economy. Energy Industries emissions decreased by 11 per cent with a significant decrease in coal […]

Ireland 3rd most expensive for household electricity in EU

Ireland had the third highest household* electricity prices in the EU (€25.4 per 110kWh) in the second half of 2014. The most expensive rates were in Denmark (€30.4 per 100 kWh) and Germany (€29.7 per 100 kWh) during the same period, according to figures released by Eurostat today. The EU average cost for household electricity […]

Generating Energy in Ireland – an open letter to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

Dear Taoiseach, Here is a draft plan for power generation, job creation, and energy security in Ireland. I would welcome serious discussion and action in order to make it happen. Central to realising the goals is the retention in full of the ESB, Bord Gais, and Coillte, for vital infrastructure and control. In Ireland we […]