Archive - August 2018

5318: SALE OF HALOGEN BULBS IN THE THE EU TO BE PHASED OUT
Friday 31 August 2018
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The sale of standard 'pear-shaped' halogen light bulbs in the European Union will be formally phased out from midnight tonight. (Friday)

From tomorrow, retail outlets across the 28 member States can only order L.E.D. bulbs, which are more energy efficient.

Household L.E.D. bulbs on average cost €2 per year to run and can last up to 20 years.

Grace Bolton of the EU office in Dublin says this is great news for Irish home owners and for the environment.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: annual electricity consumption

5317: CARLOW AND TIPPERARY BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM EU IRELAND-WALES FUND
Thursday 30 August 2018
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A number of companies in Counties Tipperary and Carlow are to benefit from funding through an EU programme that connects organisations, businesses and communities in West Wales with the south-east of Ireland.

€1.3 million is to be made available through the Ireland-Wales programme to 60 businesses as part of the "Catalyst" scheme to develop new products and access to EU and global markets.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says the EU fund will be administered through the University of Wales via Carlow Institute of Technology as well as Carlow and Tipperary County Councils.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds | Outwords: Ireland and Wales

5316: EU ENERGY PROJECT LAUNCH IN COUNTY OFFALY
Wednesday 29 August 2018
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EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a major project in Rhode Co. Offaly today aimed at supporting low carbon energy initiatives.

The project will provide integrated flywheel and battery storage technology to deliver cost-effective electricity services for national grids across the European Union.

The event at 'Schwungrad Energie', marks the culmination of a €2.9m EU Horizon 20/20 investment. 

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says the investment in County Offaly will greatly assist in reducing Ireland's carbon emissions. 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: to fund it