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The Horse Racing Industry Is Very Environmentally Conscious

By Roy L Hales

A lot of images come to mind when you hear that someone is an environmental consultant, but horse racing isn’t one of them. Stephen Griffin told me about another side to this industry, when we met at Manson’s Landing Friday Market. When it comes to their animals, the horse racing industry is very environmentally conscious.

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Ireland’s First Combined Ultracapacitor & Battery Energy Storage Facility

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMIreland intends to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, considering most of this electricity comes from large scale wind farms. “The challenge is that it is an island grid, with only limited connection to the UK,” said Klaus Harder, Business Development Manager at FREQCON GmbH. Some winter nights the Irish grid will have to take 75% of its electricity from renewable sources. This calls for additional services and FREQCON deployed Ireland’s first ­combined ultracapacitor & battery energy storage facility for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in South Dublin County.

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