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04 January 2019 00:01 Edinburgh Premier Inn becomes first battery-powered hotel in UK

An Edinburgh hotel has become the first in the UK to be battery-powered. The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery which will charge from the national grid during off-peak periods and power the 200-room site for several hours each day. The 3m3 lithium ion battery is expected to save the hotel £20,000 a year on its energy 70

31 October 2018 07:21 Research shows many want to switch utility provider, but fail to do so

Two-thirds of Irish consumers say they are likely to switch away from a service or utility provider in the next 12 months. Research from shows it could be all talk and little action, though, with 68% not going ahead with planned changes in the past. They said 42% of consumers are being put off switching their service or utility provider as they think 73

11 October 2018 08:13 Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast with 95mph winds

A severe cyclone damaged mud huts and uprooted trees and electric poles in eastern India where authorities have moved nearly 300,000 people to higher ground. The India Meteorological Department said the cyclonic storm named Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 95mph with widespread rain in coastal districts in eastern Orissa state. A woman was killed 49

08 October 2018 10:02 Pinergy to raise electricity prices for a second time in three months

The company said it is to raise its electricity prices by 7.89% from November 7, which will add €66.04 to the average annual electricity bill. They said the latest hike is "unavoidable, due to wholesale energy prices which have risen by 16% in the last quarter". It comes after similar announcements from Flogas and Panda Power announced price increases 28

01 October 2018 05:10 HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget. THE HSE SPENT more than €600,000 on debt collection agencies last year, hired to chase up patients who had not paid their medical bills. Figures released to through a Freedom of Information request show the HSE paid €602,934 in total 25

29 September 2018 06:30 People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees

Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN warned about the dangers of power lines when cutting hedges or trees. ESB Networks has issued a public safety message warning people that coming into contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. ESB Networks Safety Manager 16

27 September 2018 19:49 DUP and Sinn Féin clash over reports no-deal Brexit could see electricity shortages in NI

The DUP and Sinn Féin have clashed over warnings that a no-deal Brexit could lead to electricity blackouts in Northern Ireland. A single electricity market operates across Northern Ireland and the Republic. Government officials have warned of risks of price increases and supply shortages, the BBC reported. Technical papers being drawn up by the UK include 22

14 September 2018 05:00 Objectors slow Amazon data centre in west Dublin

Amazon is facing a fresh planning battle to build a large new data centre in west Dublin amid claims it could affect plans to build new houses. Irish Life Assurance has lodged an appeal with Bord Pleanála against the recent approval for the construction of the data centre on the site of the former Jacob’s factory in Tallaght. The insurance firm is seeking 47

09 September 2018 10:44 Japan earthquake death toll rises

The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week. One person remained missing in the town of Atsuma, where multiple landslides triggered by the quake slammed into houses at the foot of steep hills. Rescue workers used diggers and shovels to search for the missing in a tangle of dirt, fallen 31

08 September 2018 17:51 Man injured by iron bar in attack by masked gang

A man has suffered a fractured eye socket as he was attacked with an iron bar by three masked men in Derry. The 28-year-old was assaulted in an alleyway in the Cooke Street and Corporation Street area of the city at around 10pm on Friday. Detectives with the PSNI are appealing for information following the assault that also left the victim with bruising 8