Press Releases 2006

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Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) Announces Response to Energy Green Paper
Date: 15/12/2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has today published its response to the DCMNR’s Green Paper, “Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland”. SEI’s Green paper response focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy production and provides some analysis of the implications of the energy efficiency and renewable energy targets posited in the Green Paper.

Growth in Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Outpaced Growth in Energy Use in 2005
Date: 12/12/2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has today published a set of reports which show that growth in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2005 was higher than primary energy growth for the first time since 2001.

Minister Noel Dempsey's address at Sustainable Energy Awards 2006
Date: 17/11/2006
Summary: Opening address from Minister Noel Dempsey at the presentation of the Sustainable Energy Awards 2006

Sustainable Energy Awards 2006 -Winners Presented
Date: 17/11/2006
Summary: Ireland’s Energy Efficient Companies Already Reaping Cost Benefits of €28 million

Energy Show for Business to become Annual Event
Date: 26/10/2006
Summary: Ireland’s National Energy Showcase will take place on an annual basis from April 2007.

Industry Avoided €27 Million in Energy Costs Last Year -SEI
Date: 12/10/2006
Summary: Report Highlights Competitive Benefits of Energy Efficiency Initiatives.

Wind Generated Power will Save Electricity Consumers €30M in 2007
Date: 06/10/2006
Summary: While the price of electricity will increase by 20% in 2007, Irish consumers will benefit from a €30M saving on electricity bills brought about by an increase in the amount of wind power capacity connected to the national grid, according to Sustainable Energy Ireland.

SEI Announces Energy Research Scholarships
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: SEI awards three new scholarships for third level students under its programme for Sustainable Energy Doctoral and Post-Doctoral funding undertaken in cooperation with the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology’s (IRCSET) Embark Initiative. 

€22M in SEI funding for 4,000 energy efficient homes
Date: 02/10/06
Summary: Over 90 projects funded as demand from the construction industry rises.

Transport sector responsible for most CO2 emissions - SEI
Date: 28/09/06
Summary: Report shows Ireland now has one car for every two adults.

SEI to Fund Testing of Innovative Wind Farm Technology
Date: 27/09/06
Summary: New electricity storage system could increase installed wind energy capacity on national grid.

Energy efficient housing development launched in Galway
Date: 13/09/06
Summary: Houses are over 70% more energy efficient.

Efficient energy use and increased use of renewable energy sources critical as energy costs continue to rise
Date: 01/09/06
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland highlights significant progress as it publishes 2005 annual report.

SEI figures reveal average milage of cars in Ireland less than commonly thought
Date: 09/08/06 
Summary: Private motor energy usage increasing

Increase in electricity generated from renewable sources recorded for 2005
Date: 17/07/2006
Summary: 70% increase in electricity generated from wind

Sustainable Energy Ireland donates bio-ethanol car to Rehab charity
Date: 11/07/2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland donates bio-ethanol car to Rehab charity and revs up the focus on energy efficiency in the transport  sector

Dwellings Energy Assessment Procedure Published by SEI
Date: 29/06/2006
Summary: The DEAP is the procedure for assessing the energy performance of new dwellings, for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the national Building Regulations.

Minister Welcomes Success of Greener Homes Scheme as over 3,500 Household Renewable Energy Grants Already Approved .
Date: 23/06/2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) today revealed that it has already approved 3,500 renewable energy grants for households under the Government’ s Greener Homes Scheme.

Dempsey Welcomes €8.21 Million in EU Support for Irish Sustainable Energy Projects
Date: 23/06/2006
Summary:The Minister for Communications, Marine & Natural Resources, Noel Dempsey T.D., today welcomed the decision by the European Commission to finalise contracts on two major Irish sustainable energy projects. Please click on the link above to view the full press release on the DCMNR website.

Energy Efficient Housing Development to Result in Reduced Heating Bills of up to 50%
Date: 14/06/2006
Summary: Mr. Dick Roche, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has officially launched an innovative new energy efficient housing development in Oylgate, Co Wexford. 

Energy Agreements Press Release
Date: 30/05/2006
Summary: Ten Leading Companies Commit to Tackling High Energy Costs with SEI Energy Agreements Programme

Energy Show 2006 Press Release
Date: 10/05/2006
Summary: Ireland’s Energy Import dependency rose to 90% in 2005 Provisional Energy Balance Unveiled at The Energy Show 2006.

Launch of Greener Homes scheme press release
Date: 27/03/2006
Summary: Grants to be made available for renewable home heating -Minister Dempsey launches Greener Homes Scheme

Ireland needs to realise cost benefits of Renewable Energy – SEI
Date: 13/03/2006
Summary: Irish Renewable Energy summit takes place in Dublin 

Green Energy from the sea
Date: 14/03/2006
Summary: Ireland’s first Wave-Energy Generator arrives in Galway

Internationally recognised US EPA Resource Economist John A. “Skip” Laitner delivers guest lecture at SEI Perspectives from Abroad Series;
Date: 08/03/2006
Summary: Lecture Series continues to inform the dialogue around the formation of Irish energy policy

New report examines metering options for small-scale renewable and CHP electricity generation in Ireland;
Date: 28/02/2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has published a report examining the metering options for small-scale renewable and combined heat and power (CHP) electricity generation in Ireland.

Energy consumption in Irish business forecast to rise by up to 50% by 2020
Date: 22/02/2006
Summary: Third annual Sustainable Energy Awards launched

Energy bureau continues to deliver new savings for Universities;
Date: 14/02/2006
Summary: Four Dublin colleges have cut their energy bills by 6.3% as part of a University Energy Management Bureau initiative set up by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI). The Bureau, called e3 and launched in 2004, provides specialised services to four of Ireland’s largest third level institutions, focused on achieving economies in energy consumption and costs.

Two major reports on energy efficiency launched in Ireland;
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has published two reports on Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Demand Side Management (DSM) that highlight the significant untapped potential for energy efficiency in Ireland.

New SEI report analysing security of energy supply metrics is first of its kind in Ireland;
Date: 31/01/2006
Summary: Ireland’s dependency on imported energy, currently running at 87%, is significantly higher than the EU average of 50%, according to the findings of a new report published today by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).

Third Annual SEI All Ireland Photography Competition kicks off;
Date: Jan 2006
Summary: Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) in association with the Belfast Energy Advice Centre has launched its annual All Ireland Secondary Schools Photography Competition.

Renewable energy in Ireland continues to grow, new report finds;
Date: 24/01/2006
Summary: New figures published by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) show that renewable energy experienced the highest growth in 2004, when compared with other fuels, increasing by 18% and outpacing the growth in overall energy consumption.

Major energy efficient housing development in Tralee launched by Minister Ahern;
Date: 18/01/2006
Summary: Mr. Noel Ahern, T.D., Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, today officially opened a major energy efficient housing project in Rathass, Tralee, developed by Tralee Town Council and supported by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).

Top tips for householders to save electricity and money following recent price rises;
Date: 17/01/2006
Summary : As the price of electricity in Ireland continues to rise, Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has today issued a range of simple electricity saving tips for householders.

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