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CORK GETS READY TO ‘FEED THE CITY’

Making Innovation Policy Work:

15 April 2014

This book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth, building on concrete examples. It develops the notion of experimental innovation policy – which integrates monitoring and feedback at the policy design stage, and occurs continuously to improve impact and implementation. This approach should help improve the quality and efficiency of [...]

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initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

14 April 2014

The United Nations launched to the business community today the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June. The initiative, announced in New York at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, has three main [...]

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OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) forge joint venture

14 April 2014

Tidal technology company OpenHydro, a DCNS company, and Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) have today signed a joint venture which will see the two companies combine their expertise and resources to develop a 300MW tidal array in Alderney waters. The joint venture company is called Race Tidal Ltd. The formal agreement took place at a signing [...]

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UN launches decade-long initiative

11 April 2014

The United Nations launched to the business community today the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June. The initiative, announced in New York at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, has three main [...]

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Wood for Good launches lifecycle assessment sector database

10 April 2014

The free-to-use database, which was unveiled at London’s Building Centre, has been designed to aid the specification of timber products in construction schemes. It contains environmental performance information on all major timber products from cradle to grave. Wood for Good has gathered data on every aspect of the lifecycle of timber products, from forestry, harvesting, [...]

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Sustainability and Climate Change in Dublin City

09 April 2014

This year Dublin City Council has published the fourth annual Sustainability Report.[pdf, 7.22MB] Looking back at 2013 across the following themes: Society, Economy, Innovation, Climate & Energy, Transportation, Infrastructure & Land Use, Biodiversity and Resource Management. These were chosen in consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders, and with reference to the City Development Plan and [...]

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Anaerobic Digestion deployment in the United Kingdom

08 April 2014

Today, NNFCC has announced the publication of a definitive report on Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the UK. Based on information from NNFCC’s anaerobic digestion deployment database, the report provides a comprehensive regional breakdown of sector development in the UK and gives detailed information on feedstock requirements, installed capacity and output type (combined heat & [...]

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Study finds little scope for new insulation rules

08 April 2014

Developing ecodesign and energy labelling standards for building insulation products would be hard and not especially useful, according to an exploratory study for the European Commission. The best option would be to set an ecodesign standard forcing manufacturers to provide environmental product declarations (EPDs) on their products’ life-cycle impacts. EPDs are already required in some [...]

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Bord Na Mona launch ‘waste to energy’ project in Kildare

08 April 2014

Bord Na Mona will officially launch a new landfill-gas power plant in Co. Kildare this morning. The new ‘waste to energy’ project, located at the Drehid landfill site in Carbury, will generate enough electricity to power 8,500 homes. The Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte will attend this morning’s launch. He has described [...]

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Atlas Copco Compressors appoints Sean Fairest to lead growth strategy in Ireland

07 April 2014

Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Sean Fairest as Country Manager for Compressor Technique in Ireland. In this new role, he will spearhead a strategy to strengthen the position of Atlas Copco as a market leader in Ireland by helping his team of almost 30 staff engage more closely with customers. He said: [...]

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ERG cleans up in the South East

07 April 2014

Midlands based hazardous waste specialists, Environmental Resource Group have further expanded their geographical capability with the acquisition of Hazchem Waste Disposal and The Lamp Recycling Company both based near Alton, Guildford. Established in 1996, ERG has rapidly expanded through strategic acquisitions and outstanding organic growth to form a group of interrelated complimentary businesses all focused [...]

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RPS providing Technical, Environmental & Waste Consultancy Services

07 April 2014

RPS has recently been appointed by the local authorities of Ireland to assist and support them in the preparation of Regional Waste Management Plans for three regions covering all of the Republic of Ireland. The appointment also includes for the completion of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessments for each of the plans. These plans [...]

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