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GMIT has won substantial funding to develop innovative online training in renewable energy systems, using a state-of-the art online energy laboratory developed in the institute over the past five years.
Town councillor Aengus O’Rourke this week expressed concern for the households around the county who have been hit with news of significant hikes in the cost of fuel, insurance, utilities, and impending water and household charges.
Ireland is sitting on a potential multi-million euro industry in the renewable energy sector, delegates attending a major worldwide convention in Co Mayo later this month will be told.
Athlone Chamber is coordinating an Athlone Sustainable Energy Day on Friday April 15 in Golden Island Shopping Centre. The awareness raising information day is being organised as part of the wider European Sustainable Energy Week 2011.
Westmeath County Council aims to make a 33 per cent energy saving in the public sector by 2020, in line with national targets.
With oil prices reaching all time highs and no changes in the regulation of the domestic electricity supply market, now is a good time for homeowners to consider upgrading and modifying their heating systems as part of an overall home energy plan. Solar power technology has come a long way in the past few years to the point where even allowing for the erratic and unpredictable Irish weather conditions it is now possible to capture the energy potential of the sun’s rays during natural daylight on most days. The installation of well placed solar panels plus good home insulation coupled with proper boiler calibration and the fitting of low emission light bulbs throughout a home can all go a long way towards reducing the average family heat and electricity bills - while at the same time playing a vital part in reducing our carbon footprint.
More than 300 delegates from the academic community, local and national industry, those at the forefront of policy-making, and the general public attended and actively participated in Energy Night 2011 which was held at NUI Galway last week.
As we move deeper into the 21st century, the importance of renewable and sustainable energy sources is becoming increasingly apparent with traditional fuel sources dwindling and prices rising.
Green is the new black and we are constantly being told that green is now the way forward in every walk of life.
This week’s announcement by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about assisting families with their energy bills, highlights just how much more we need to do to tackle fuel poverty.