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19 Jan 2015 Has Davos had its day? »

Has Davos had its day?

There is something almost ritualistic and repetitive about the annual Swiss boondoggle that is the Davos World Economic Forum. It is likely that more of us will have become aware that the event happens this week through Oxfam’s well-timed PR guerrilla raid, than through anything put out by the Forum’s PR machine. Having previously worked for Oxfam’s slick and sophisticated media operation, I am well aware of the development NGO’s skill at hijacking major international events to push out their own messaging.  Page 5 in the FT , and the business news on...

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22 Dec 2014 2013 energy statistics give pause for thought »

2013 energy statistics give pause for thought

The SEAI has recently published ‘Energy in Ireland 1990 – 2013’ one of the more comprehensive guides to what is happening in the Irish energy sector.  Jam-packed with statistics, it gives plenty of interesting news angles for those writing on energy.  It also helps to frame the discussion currently taking place in relation to the government’s Green Paper on Energy. So, what are the main findings? In brief, we are using slightly less energy than last year and our electricity consumption is static.  We are still massively dependent on imported fossil fuels, particularly oil which...

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