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City Hall needs a climate change committee

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Climate change is "too urgent an issue" to be "left to the whim of whatever party is in government" or to whoever "holds a majority on any council", but instead must be approached through co-operation and consensus.

Gas and electricity customers not benefitting from global price decreases – O’Mahony

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communication, John O’Mahony, has called for the energy regulator and energy companies to appear before the committee to explain why reductions in oil and gas prices are not being passed on to gas and electricity customers.

SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings

Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty, making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.

An Taisce calls for national energy policy

An Taisce this week called on the Government to produce a national energy policy that clearly outlines how the energy requirements of future generations can be met in the face of climate change. Further, the lack of national legislation, policy, or guidelines for the European Landscape Convention means there is no basis on which to assess the impact of the project on the landscape.

Massive research funding boost for NUI Galway

NUI Galway is in line for a major slice of the €300 million in funding for research announced this week. The university will participate in three of the seven new Science Foundation Ireland research centres being set up with this funding.

Learn to future proof your business

A new seminar is taking place in Kilkenny this month on how to future proof your business.

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.

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.

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