We are feeling re-energised and excited as CKEA becomes 3CEA

CKEA becomes 3CEA

With 15 years of energy agency experience and an expanded geographical setting we felt it was time for a new look and new name. Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency is to become 3CEA – Three Counties Energy Agency to reflect our ‘3 Counties’ footprint of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Paddy Phelan, manager since 2012, explains

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The Irish Bioenergy Association National Conference 2018

Irbea_events_Bioenergy_Association_National_Conference_2018 The Irish Bioenergy Association National Conference 2018  Bioenergy Future Ireland

21st February 2018, Croke Park Dublin

The IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference (Bioenergy Future Ireland) is an event driven by the need for sustainability, growth and development within the Irish Bioenergy industry. This sector of the Irish Green Bioeconomy merits a symposium which recognises leadership and operational excellence in Irish Bioenergy.

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SME Lighting Upgrade Fund

SME Lighting Upgrade Fund


This is an excellent opportunity for businesses (50 employees or less) to avail of funding towards lighting upgrades. An SEAI programme of support has been announced. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the SEAI website. The application process requires a lighting audit and evaluation and we suggest that interested businesses contact us right now so that we can schedule a lighting expert to visit you (fee applies).

Please note, all works must be completed by 13th October 2017.

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iRoUTE agenda

Day and time Event
Tuesday 27th June Registration

& coffee/ tea

10 am
11 am Welcome & Introduction
11.30 am NTA’S plans for development of public transport in rural areas in Ireland – Anne Graham, NTA
11.50 am The Role of Technology and Human Behaviour in Creating an Integrated Transport System – Tom Cullen, SIMI
12.10 Coffee/ Tea break
12.30 Workshop 1: Do passengers dream of electric vehicles? What role can new technology play in developing an integrated transport system for Rural & Urban Ireland

Workshop 2: Only losers take the bus?!? Can a national transport plan work without a change in public behaviour?

Workshop 3: Pilots ready for take-off! How to kick-start an Integrated Transport System for your area ?

1.30 Light lunch


2.30 New ICT base for the Belbus in Flanders -Odette Buntinx, De Lijn Belgium
2.50 Implementation of new flexible transport solutions in the province of Gelderland, The Netherlands – Finn Kock Sørensen, FlexDanmark
3.15 Workshop 1: The Lowdown from the Low Countries. What elements of the projects in Flanders and Gelderland provide lessons for an integrated public transport system in Ireland?

Workshop 2: Bending not breaking. Would Irish communities accept/embrace an integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Public Challenges – Private Opportunities. What can the private sector contribute to a flexible transport system?

4.15 Panel Discussion/ Q&A   & coffee/ tea
8:00 BBQ, Music & Networking event – Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant
Day and time Event
Wednesday 28th June Coffee/ tea
10.30 Welcome & Set context
11.00 Adapting the best elements of the Danish approach to combine several types of transportation – Integrating Transport at the Community Level –Guy Hermans, Forseti
11.20 Integrating Transport at the Community Level –

Brendan Finn, European Transport & Telematics Systems Ltd (ETTS)

11.40 Coffee/ Tea break
12.00 Workshop 1: We’re all in this together – right? How can we address the diverse needs of different user groups (workers, disabled, youth, elderly, visitors, socialisers, etc) in the design of a system?

Workshop 2: What are we missing? What non-vehicle infrastructure needs to be developed to facilitate a truly integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Giant Leaps- Baby Steps. What are the next steps that need to be taken to develop an integrated transport system for rural and urban Ireland

1.00 Wrap up/panel Discussion
2.00 Light lunch

Wexford County Council sign Public Sector Partnership

Wexford County Council takes another step along the energy efficiency road.

Wexford County Council Seai Signing
L-R Standing: Paddy Phelan, CKEA, Alan Ryan, SEAI, Majella Kelleher, SEAI, Cllr Oliver Walsh, WCC, Jane Wickham, CKEA, John Carley, WCC. L-R Seated: Tom Enright, WCC, Jim Gannon, SEAI

We had a good day out of the office yesterday as Wexford County Council and SEAI signed a Public Sector Partnership in SEAI offices in Dublin 2.  This further commits WCC to energy efficiency targets by 2020 and beyond and through the partnership they receive the support of SEAI’s Public Sector Programme team. Well done all involved and especially our board member, John Carley, Director of Services WCC and our own Jane Wickham, Energy Engineer, who has been working with John and the other members of the WCC Energy Team to reach this point. CKEA welcomes Cllr Oliver Walsh to the CKEA Board.

Read the full Press Release below

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