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An Roth is a special interest group for those with a passion for the Irish Language, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.

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Exporting Ireland's wind energy is key to economic recovery

  Fintan Slye, chief executive of EirGrid, is speaking at Engineers Ireland’s 2013 Annual Conference, entitled ‘Building Ireland’s Business Networks’, on Thursday, 6 June at Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel As Ireland battens down the hatches for what is shaping up to be yet another miserable summer, it should perhaps be borne in mind that the country’s windswept location on the edge of Europe may well play an important role in economic recovery. According to Fintan Slye, electrical ...

REFIT changes to boost green energy supplies to National Grid

The latest changes to the REFIT scheme will boost the development of wind farms providing green energy to the Irish National Grid, according to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte. Speaking at the recent Irish Wind Energy Association Annual Conference, Rabbitte said that renewable energy generators needed policy certainty if they were to have the confidence to invest and that the changes to REFIT would encourage investment between now and 2017. Since ...

The development of ICT and energy in Ireland

  Author: David McAuley, R&D programme manager, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Ireland currently houses 135MW of data centres. This accounts for about 3% of national electricity demand and is growing rapidly. The ICT industry worldwide is no stranger to the connection between energy and sustainability, and actively seeks to include renewable supply and efficiency in its portfolio of solutions. So, how can Ireland leverage its proven advantages in these areas to become the ...

Mechanical engineering and the demise of manufacturing

The development of Ireland’s wind-energy resources has long been a source of controversy. While the media debate rages on about the amount of energy that can be generated and associated noise pollution from turbines, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has queried the number of jobs that large-scale development of Ireland’s wind-energy sector could create. With its wild, rugged coasts and expanses of rural, under-developed land, Ireland may seem an obvious location for ...

The case for nuclear power in Ireland

  The need for an affordable and reliable supply of energy is as important for our future well-being as the need for good quality air, water and food. Climate change considerations have now imposed a further condition that our energy must be reasonably low in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Concerns over anthropogenic global warming have led Ireland to adopting a target of 40% electricity generation from renewable sources (predominantly wind energy) by 2020. However, meeting this ...


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