Tidal Power

Off-Shore Tidal Energy

Karl Turner News & Updates

Tidal Power or Tidal Energy is a form of Hydropower that uses the natural rise and fall of the tides to create energy for electrical generation. Tidal plants can only be installed along coastlines. So, this seems like the rational move to make on our Coastlines in Ireland.  These plants are likened to that of Wind Turbines, except they are underwater. The mechanical energy …

Windmills

Electric Vehicles

Ronan Moriarty 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

Ronan Moriarty 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

Ronan Moriarty 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 …

Biomass: The Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Karl Turner News & Updates

Ireland is currently the 2nd worst performing country in Europe when it comes to tackling greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint. Only about 9% of our energy is coming from renewable sources. With the prospect of hefty fines on the horizon from the EU for not meeting our 2020 carbon reduction target of 20%, there is a growing need …

cloud software developer

Cloud Software Developer

Rachel McNamara Careers with ResourceKraft - Energy Industry, News & Updates

ResourceKraft is now recruiting a Software Developer to work on our cloud-based energy monitoring and analysis software at its Limerick offices. ResourceKraft is looking for passionate self-learners who are flexible, hardworking and are not afraid to get their hands dirty. An ideal candidate should be fluent in multiple software languages and technologies with the ability to choose “the right tool …

Embedded Applications Developer

Rachel McNamara Careers with ResourceKraft - Energy Industry, News & Updates

ResourceKraft develops incredible web-based systems and applications which help businesses save millions on energy costs. Its embedded devices are currently running at thousands of locations worldwide. ResourceKraft is now recruiting a passionate Embedded Applications Developer to work at its Limerick offices. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing multiple embedded systems that will be deployed worldwide to help eliminate …

The Carbon Tax Increase: What You Should Know

Rachel McNamara News & Updates

Carbon Tax increase The Carbon Tax was introduced a number of years ago in order to reduce people’s reliance on fossil fuels for everyday things. The logic is if fossil fuels are more expensive people will find more ways of reducing their need for them. The tax before the 8th October 2019 was €20 per tonne of CO2 emitted. This …

Irish Water Announce New System for Non-Domestic Water Charges

Rachel McNamara News & Updates

It has recently been announced by Irish water that there will be changes in water charges for Non-Domestic Customers. At present, there is a varying range of non-domestic tariff levels, tariff categories, methodologies, applications, billing arrangements and billing cycles across the country.  Under the current system, charges are complex, not transparent and potentially inequitable. The proposed, new system introduces harmonised …