Category Archives: Energy

Colin Imrie

Colin Imrie, Head of the Scottish Government’s Energy and International Low Carbon Division, discusses Scotland’s 100 per cent renewable electricity target and rural revival with Stephen Dineen. Scotland is aiming high. By...

Glen Dimplex’s Conor Mullaney

Electric heating may no longer be in vogue with policy-makers, but 1GW of storage heating and water heating offers the opportunity to facilitate intermittent renewable electricity generation onto the grid. Owen McQuade...

The Energy Institute

With energy policy moving towards meeting 2020 targets, investment decisions made now will be with us in 40 years’ time. The Energy Institute Republic of Ireland brought together key stakeholders across the...

David Newbery on carbon floor price

Leading energy economist David Newbery tells Owen McQuade how the Irish Single Electricity Market (SEM) example should influence British electricity reform and calls for the Republic to adopt the carbon price floor....

Renewable Energy Summit 2012

The annual Irish Renewable Energy Summit has taken place in Dublin, with this year’s conference focusing on developing Irish-Scottish links in renewable energy. Alongside Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd, the conference was...

Oil: an imperfect market

With much of Ireland’s energy needs still met by oil, leading energy economist Leo Drollas talks to Owen McQuade about the outlook for future prices. “One of the myths of our business...