Windmills

Electric Vehicles

Frank Casey News & Updates

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are being heralded as the big solution that will help the world reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions to a sustainable level. Transport currently accounts for around 30% of the total CO2 emissions on the planet, reaching as high as 50% in some areas. This also causes massive congestion and air pollution in these cities with …

Renewable Energy

Variable Renewable Energy

Frank Casey News & Updates

As we move towards more renewable energy generation, we encounter problems that did not occur in our current system of generation – namely the variability of the power output. We can predict with a good amount of accuracy how much wind is going to blow or the amount of sunlight on any given day, but we are still some way …

Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax for the Irish Market

Frank Casey News & Updates

A recent study was published in the UK regarding their Carbon Tax and the impact it had on the percentage of the total electricity generated in the country that came from fossil fuels, specifically coal. The amount of electricity produced by coal on the UK grid fell by 37% over a 6-year period since the Carbon Tax was introduced (from …

7 Reasons Management System

7 Reasons Why a BMS isn’t an Energy Management System

Frank Casey News & Updates

It’s all about data integrity, essential to implementing credible energy management systems like ISO50001, Measurement and Verification to IPMVP and best utilising Ene 02 Energy monitoring under BREEAM. 2) Data loss EnMS data loggers are designed to time stamp meter readings immediately and store the data securely in non-volatile memory, for months if necessary, ready to send to the Cloud …

Buildings energy performance

Buildings and their energy performance – LEED and BREEAM

Frank Casey News & Updates

There are many different methods to assess their energy performance, two of the more popular ones are LEED and BREEAM. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was first developed in North America about 20 years ago, and is now widely used around the world and it is very practical and user friendly as well as being available online. Building …

Irish Rail Energy Management

Irish Rail Energy Management contract awarded

Frank Casey News & Updates

ResourceKraft is delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide Iarnróid Éireann (Irish Rail) with its Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) requirements for a term of 10 years. ResourceKraft will install the energy measurement systems with its service partners King and Moffatt Building Services. They will provision Advisor EMIS software to enable Iarnróid Éireann to implement its energy savings …

battery power

Battery Power is going salty

Frank Casey News & Updates

One of the biggest problems faced by renewables is the unreliability of them – when the sun’s not shining, you can’t use it to heat anything. One way to solve this problem on a small scale is to have the turbines charge a battery, and then when there are periods of no wind the battery can take up the slack …

Brexit Uk Energy market

Brexit and the UK energy market

Frank Casey News & Updates

After a couple of days of reflection on the first consequences of the Brexit vote have materialised. How is this likely to affect the UK energy market? The immediate impact will be the weakness of the pound against the US$. The 14% drop to date has now been reflected directly in the gas price. This steep drop is projected to …

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The Green Business Fund for SMEs in the UK

Frank Casey News & Updates

The Carbon Trust launched the new Green Business Fund for SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales, providing £7 Million of capital contribution for replacement of the old with new more efficient equipment. The goal of the Green Business Fund is to cut energy costs and boost energy efficiency for those SMEs. The fund is limited to just 15% of a …

Are government bodies energy wasters?

Are government bodies complete wasters when it comes to energy?

Frank Casey News & Updates

There is a perception out there that government and state agencies are inefficient with regard to energy management. Educational, state commercial and local government bodies, consisting of 62% of the energy use considered under NEEAP, lead the way with an overall 19.4% reduction, pulling up the numbers for all the rest. The emphasis on achieving ISO 50001 certification by most …