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ESB: an Anglo-Irish agreement

Increasing interconnection with the UK will bring further opportunities for ESB in the UK market, with the new contract with Smartest Energy the first steps towards this. An integrated UK-Ireland market will give ESB the opportunity to expand and manage its own portfolio more effectively across a larger market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2006
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ESB divestiture: too little too late

Ireland's incumbent power utility, ESB, has spent years trying to stave off a break-up. Together with the Irish Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), the company instituted a system of virtual power plant auctions to help Ireland comply with the letter of the EU Electricity Directive, if not the spirit. But it seems this will not be enough to prevent a new round of dramatic changes for ESB.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2006
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ePower: rough ride for new entrant in Ireland

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2001
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DCC/Centrica: LPG sale leaves both sides happy

Irish conglomerate DCC is now the second placed company in the UK LPG market, behind the dominant Calor and ahead of Shell Gas. Building on its acquisition of Alta Gas last year, DCC now has 21% of the market. Meanwhile, Centrica can focus more on direct client relationships - upselling additional services to its huge customer base.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2002
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Chevron: looking to leave the Irish market?

Chevron is believed to be in negotiations with the UK's largest independent fuel retailer, Malthurst Fuels, to sell part of its Texaco branded service station network in Ireland. After reporting a loss in 2008, it is possible that Chevron, along with ExxonMobil, the only other oil major left in the country, could follow Shell and Statoil's decision to exit the Irish market altogether.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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Buyingpower: can it push into Europe fast enough?

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2000
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Bord Gais: there's no place like home

While Bord Gais takes the first step towards aggressively tackling the UK market, gains to be made back home cannot be ignored. In the lull after Ireland's final move towards liberalization, Bord Gais must seize the moment to reap rewards and protect its position before other European power suppliers arrive on Irish shores.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2004
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Biofuels: not all hands to the pump

With work beginning on a new biodiesel plant in Co Wexford, Ireland, biofuel critics have continued to argue that mass biofuel production will lead to farmers converting most of their tillable land to plants for biofuel production, pushing up food prices. However, such large-scale conversion is unlikely for several reasons, not least that biofuel consumption remains very limited in Ireland.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2007
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All Islands Electricity Plan: local communities must buy in to wind farms

Nearly a quarter of the UK's electricity generation capacity needs to be replaced by 2020. This requires investments of some GBP100bn by 2020 for power plants alone. At the same time, it seems that the UK might miss its 2020 targets for renewable energy. Building wind farms in Ireland could boost the Irish economy, and the UK could import green power, but only if local communities do not object.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2011

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