New national retrofit scheme set to be launched shortly

19 October 2021 A new national retrofitting scheme is set to be launched shortly, the Minister for the Environment told an Oireachtas Committee today. Speaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, Minister Eamon Ryan said the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grants system for retrofitting will be relaunched within the new scheme […]

Data centre expansion could impact public support for decarbonisation, Committee told

28 September 2021  The continued expansion of data centres in Ireland could impact public support for decarbonisation efforts in Ireland, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.  Speaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action (JOCCA), Dr. Patrick Bresnihan of Maynooth University warned members that rising energy bills and carbon taxes for households while planning permission […]

What’s the story with data centres?

27 August 2021 They’ve been popping up all over the country. Opposition has been mounting against them. But they still are pretty mysterious and complicated to understand. So we think it’s definitely time they had their own explainer. Just so we’re on the same page – what are data centres? They are the physical storage […]