Addressing spiralling costs of heating in the dairy industry

As we battle our way through our current energy crisis, much debate is had about how we can best decarbonise our energy supply in this country. Decarbonising the supply by whatever safe means possible, is an essential part of us gaining some energy independence and contributing to the overall reduction of our global emissions. It…

Net Zero By 2050

Dr David Connolly, Chair of eHeat Ireland’s Policy Committee gives his thoughts on the publication SEAI’s “National Heat Study” Dr David Connolly:   This report is hugely welcome this morning. As a country that is streets ahead in terms of integrating renewable electricity, Ireland is ranked the worst in the EU for renewable heat, a…

A Storm is coming: The challenge with rising Energy Costs

For businesses still reliant on gas as their main energy source, the storm is coming… European gas prices hit record heights in December and there is far more to come. Why is it happening and why is nobody talking about it? Is it a result of the cold winter across Europe, the Covid-19 Pandemic temporarily…

The SEAI Heat Study Report is Published

The National Heat Study published by the SEAI provides a comprehensive assessment of the options available to decarbonise Ireland’s energy used for heating and cooling homes, businesses and industry. The full report is available here: National-Heat-Study-Summary-Report.pdf (seai.ie) In summary, the study shows:   An excessive dependence on fossil fuels for heating as emissions continue to…

Urgent Action required to tackle emissions

A new National Heat Survey by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has stressed the need for urgent and early action to eliminate the carbon dioxide emissions associated with heating in Ireland. It said the rapid uptake of heat pump systems in homes and industry will be crucial and called for a timetable for…

Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy

Only 6% of the energy required for heating and cooling in Ireland came from renewable sources in 2020. The underutilization of heat as an energy source is a missed opportunity in Ireland. This is finally starting to resonate with businesses and the wider community concerned about our reliance on fossil fuels.   This readily available…

EU Taxonomy Report receives backlash

Interesting interview this morning on RTE Radio One with European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, speaking about the EU Taxonomy and the recent decision to label gas and nuclear energies as green or sustainable. This conversation is not going away. Our push to move our industries towards renewables cannot happen fast enough.   Commissioner McGuiness insisted that…