Category Archives: Energy

Golden rules for natural gas

Tim Gould of the International Energy Agency outlined the prospects for unconventional gas during an Energy Ireland seminar and reviewed the main findings of a new IEA report entitled ‘The Golden Rules...

Trusted service partner

With 142 operational wind turbines in Ireland Siemens has built up a significant service presence across the island. Gary O’Callaghan and his Energy Services team outline their service offering and look to...

Integrating electricity markets

Electricity markets expert David Newbery talks to Owen McQuade about the integration of European markets and the impact on the Irish Single Electricity Market (SEM). David Newbery is Emeritus Professor of Economics...

Responsible fracking

Within the right safeguards, hydraulic fracturing can improve energy’s security of supply and reduce methane emissions, geophysicist Peter Styles tells Peter Cheney. He also thinks that many fears about fracking can be...

The future of the single EU gas market

Gaslink outlines its role in Ireland and Europe and its input in shaping the Single European Gas Market. Gaslink was set up in July 2008 in response to a European Union directive...

Fuelling the future

Around 130 delegates from across the island of Ireland recently attended the all-island Natural Gas Conference hosted by Phoenix Energy Ltd. The Conference examined the key issues facing the natural gas industry...

An insight from NUI Galway’s Tiernan Henry

NUI Galway’s environmental geology specialist Tiernan Henry discusses the reality of fracking with Owen McQuade. It is “incumbent” on the fracking industry to be “transparent about the procedures, methodologies and techniques that...