Month: January 2018

January 5, 2018 hburke

Range anxiety used to be the main obstacle to electric car ownership but there’s now less concern about how far the car will travel than there is about how far patience and money will stretch. While batteries are getting better — packing ever greater distances into a single charge — electric car owners in Ireland…

January 5, 2018 hburke

It is often argued by policy makers that purchasing carbon credits, while unfortunate, is more cost-effective than reducing emissions at home. I would respectfully disagree. There is an approach to reducing emissions that would boost growth, spur innovation and reduce import dependency, all at no exchequer cost. Best of all, it involves cutting labour taxes….

January 2, 2018 hburke

Supervalu has donated over €338,000 in support of greater energy efficiency at community shelters.  The donation was made through SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme, which offers support and accommodation for those experiencing homelessness and those most at risk in society. […]    

January 2, 2018 hburke

As we stare down another New Year, I know many readers with properties untouched by the 2011 amendments to Part L of the Irish Building Regulations (the tweaks to what is now near Passivhaus energy efficiency standard in new builds), are feeling downright left out in the cold. […]