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Sustainable Energy Award for Westport Woods

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Westport Woods Hotel and Spa has been awarded a special commendation at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2008 for an energy efficiency project which it has undertaken. The award, which honours excellence in energy efficiency management, was presented by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) at a ceremony on Thursday November 20 in Dublin. Westport Woods Hotel and Spa targeted lighting and control of electrical equipment as part of an energy efficiency project to reduce energy costs. The project achieved savings of 29.5 MWh and 17.7 tonnes of CO2. The Sustainable Energy Awards are presented to organisations from across Ireland which have demonstrated excellence in energy management in the past year.

Electricity prices likely to fall in 2009 – Cllr Andrew McGuinness

Kilkenny households may see a reduction in electricity costs as the ESB has confirmed that electricity prices may fall in 2009 according to Cllr Andrew McGuinness.

Grants for going green

Q: I am very interested in running both my home and business in a more environmentally friendly way. Can you provide details of any schemes or grants available to me if I choose to “go green”?

Love them or hate them, windmills are back

In the midst of this depressing time in Irish history, there was one good news story this week. The announcement that farmers and householders who generate their own electricity can now sell it back to the national grid is a welcome development.

Mayo organisation welcomes incentives to create employment

The National Energy Training Academy (NETA), which is based in Mayo, has welcomed Energy Minister Eamon Ryan's announcement of measures to encourage the on-site generation of electricity in homes and farms across Ireland. The organisation, said the ability to sell electricity to the grid was an important step for the renewable industry but also for job creation.

WDC welcomes renewable energy developments

The Western Development Commission has welcomed the Government’s Micro Generation Programme which will offer homes and farms across the Western Region the opportunity to reduce energy costs and earn a guaranteed income of 19 cent per kilowatt hour for excess electricity produced.

Home energy savings Midlands seminar and training

Patrick Daly, a leading lecturer and practitioner in building energy efficiency is hosting a series of seminars and training courses in improving energy use in the home.

Work for local contractors with Home Energy Saving Scheme

Green party candidate Fergus McAllister has welcomed the news that the Home Energy Saving Scheme is now open for business, not just for home owners but for qualified contractors in the west.

Fianna Fáil determined to make Galway the heart of the green revolution

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Fianna Fáil is determined to lead a green revolution in Galway by making the city into a a sustainable energy zone and Ireland’s leading centre of energy efficiency, alternative energy research and development.

Local businesses sought for Sustainable Energy Awards

Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has commenced its annual search for Ireland’s most energy efficient businesses with the launch of the Sustainable Energy Awards 2009 and is looking for the best in Westmeath in a number of categories.

 

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