European Investment Bank Assists in Tipperary’s Energy Transformation

  European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the implementation of Tipperary’s €37M investment programme in energy efficiency over the next 3 years. Tipperary joins London, Manchester and Paris as a recipient of the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance). Tipperary Energy Agency is the first organisation in Ireland to secure this project development support for […]

Certainty For Landowners & Community Involvement Necessary To Drive Renewable Energy

IFA’s Project Team Chairman on Renewable Energy, James Murphy has said reaching our targets on renewable energy depends on providing certainty to landowners and extending the level of community involvement in projects. James Murphy said, “There is significant potential to be unlocked from the farming sector to allow Ireland meet its commitments. In the past, […]

Letter Re Leader’s Debates and Climate Change

Letter to Editor Sir, In all the televised debates to date with leaders of the mainstream parties, the issue of climate change and its impact the environment and society has not been addressed by any of the candidates or raised by the interviewers.   Climate change is real, it is happening now, and it is having […]

IFA seeks basic payment eligibility of lands used for solar

James Murphy, IFA South Leinster Chairman and Renewables Project Team Leader, has confirmed that discussions have commenced with the Department of Agriculture to progress the case that farmers who have solar projects on their land and also farm the land should be able to draw down the annual basic payment.   “Farmers right across the […]

Tipperary Commits to European Sustainable Energy Movement

Tipperary County Council has recently become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry County […]

IFA to develop Community Renewables Initiative

IFA Deputy President, Tim O’Leary, has confirmed that the Association is to work towards the establishment of a new community renewable energy business, aimed at providing rural communities with an opportunity to participate in and benefit from future renewable projects.   Speaking after a meeting of the Association’s Executive Council Mr. O’ Leary said, “To […]

Tipperary County Council Signs The Covenant of Mayors

Tipperary County Council has now become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry […]

South Tipperary County Council Adopts Renewable Energy Strategy

A new Renewable Energy Strategy for South Tipperary was adopted at a recent council meeting (March 3rd). This strategy was prepared as a joint initiative by the Council and the Tipperary Energy Agency. It will ensure that South Tipperary can take advantage of renewable energy opportunities thus creating local jobs and increasing the self-sufficiency of […]

Graduate of LIT Tipperary, Anthony Glynn, short-listed for prestigious 2014 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in Science.”           Albert Einstein. Written by Sarah Butler/ Seamus Hoyne. LIT. Albert Glynn from Roscrea and James Sherlock from Athlone, have together designed a hydro-turbine engine system that enables people to harness electricity […]

Tipperary Community Demonstrates How to Cut Energy and Create Jobs

The Drombane–Upperchurch Energy Team from Tipperary wins Best Community Renewable Energy Project at the Community and Council Awards. ·         In total the 400 houses in the Drombane and Upperchurch locality spend €1,000,000 on home energy. ·         In 2012 22 homes were upgraded. In 2013 a further 35 homes, plus two community halls were retrofitted. ·         Once the whole […]

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