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Stunning success of Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities!

The event “Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities” has been a success. Yesterday, almost 100 people gathered in Manorhamilton to take their energy future into their own hands. The main outcome of this pioneering event was the decission to develop a plan for community-owned renewable energy projects in North Leitrim. The event, organised by Good Energies Alliance […]

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Only one week to start changing Ireland’s energy landscape!

Only 7 days left to Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities! A full day of workshops and discussion taking place in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. This full day of workshops and discussions will look at the ways that renewable energies can generate income for communities and create local jobs, as well as reducing energy bills! We need […]

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Millions of euro spent on imported energy in Manorhamilton

Manorhamilton households spend more than €2 million every year on transport and other energy uses. This is the startling total determined through an Energy Audit carried out by GEAI and Love Leitrim volunteers. The study calculates that the 563 households in the town spend over €500,000 on electricity and over €600,000 on other fuels (oil, […]

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June 15: Faughary windfarm opening

The GEAI team was invited to the official opening of the Faughary windfarm, near Manorhamilton (Co Leitrim). The team were shown the turbines inside and out, including the operations room in the middle of the turbine. “Everybody present was amazed at how quiet the turbines are on a beatiful but very windy day”, Aedín McLoughlin […]

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Ukrainian Easter

Here we are on April 12th celebrating Easter! (No, this is not a mistake!) There were two Easter celebrations for GEAI this year – the Catholic and Orthodox, April 5th and April 12th, respectively. They were celebrated in accordance with the traditions of the two religions, but both involved a feast! By the way, this […]

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GEAI welcomes anti-fracking vote on the European Parliament

Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI) welcomes the anti-fracking vote on the European Parliament and calls on communities to embrace sustainable alternatives. The vote was symbolic as it will not ban fracking in the EU but it shows that a majority of MEPs reject shale gas exploitation. “This vote is a step forward for the anti-fracking […]

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Make Ireland’s climate law strong enough to work

The Government’s draft climate law is too weak to deliver the low carbon future it promises. Ireland’s emissions are among the highest in Europe and rising again. Last week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged Ireland to do more to tackle climate change when he said Ireland should “align its climate effort with its admirable […]

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