IRISH WHISKEY GOES GREEN IN 2022

IRISH WHISKEY GOES GREEN IN 2022   Ahascragh Distillery is on track to produce some of the first truly zero-emission spirits in Ireland this year Eco-distillery powered by renewable energy solar, hydro and very high temperature heat pumps will also be first zero-emission distillery in Ireland Ahascragh Distillery being supported by €500,000 SEAI funding All…

Ireland’s first chimney-free, zero emissions distillery established in Co Galway mill

Ireland’s first chimney-free, zero emissions distillery

Ireland’s first chimney-free, zero emissions distillery established in Co Galway mill   Read the full article here: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/2022/10/26/irelands-first-chimney-free-zero-emissions-distillery-established-in-co-galway-mill/

Heat Pumps “one tool in the toolbox”

Heat Pumps are “one tool in the toolbox” for on-farm renewable energy- Teagasc.   Read the full article here: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/heat-pumps-one-tool-in-the-toolbox-for-on-farm-renewable-energy-teagasc-681555

Webinar: Decarbonising the Dairy Sector with Industrial Heat Pumps

  Decarbonising the Dairy Sector with Industrial Heat Pumps   AGENDA Review of the recent National Heat Study and SSRH; SEAI Policy drive toward Electrification to deliver Carbon Reductions, Dept of Enterprise; Trade & Employment Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund; Enterprise Ireland Live Heat Pump Projects in the Dairy sector; Astatine Ltd   Ireland is…

Astatine on Newstalk

Listen out for Astatine Ltd on Newstalk 106-108 fm over the coming weeks… Going live today Sept 1st!  

Energy Expert Returns Home For Climate Show

The Mary Robinson Centre, in partnership with Mayo County Council’s Climate Action Office hosted a unique event on May 30th, bring together trail-blazers in research and innovation, developing solutions for the climate and biodiversity crisis. Mayo Changemakers will showcase those from the county who are in leadership roles in local and global communities. The event…

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…