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Climate is a key concern of agri targets

23 April 2014

Ireland’s low-carbon agriculture model puts us ahead of the field in managing harmful emissions, writes Simon Coveney. AS minister for agriculture, food, and marine, I recognise the responsibility the agri-food sector has for minimising emissions and making a positive contribution to the global climate change challenge. Our grass-fed, low-carbon model of agriculture puts us at [...]

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Climate is a key concern of agri targets

22 April 2014

Ireland’s low-carbon agriculture model puts us ahead of the field in managing harmful emissions, writes Simon Coveney. AS minister for agriculture, food, and marine, I recognise the responsibility the agri-food sector has for minimising emissions and making a positive contribution to the global climate change challenge. Our grass-fed, low-carbon model of agriculture puts us at [...]

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Small Irish Renewable Energy Generators to Sell Power for the First Time

17 April 2014

For the first time, small renewable energy generators in Ireland will be able to sell electricity on the Single Electricity Market (SEM). ·         CRES (Community Renewable Energy Supply) is Ireland’s first fully community owned electricity supply company. ·         Regardless of size, small renewable generators will now be able to sign Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). As [...]

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New Edina Group Headquarters

16 April 2014

Irish based Edina, Europes leading renewable energy power generation company is proud to announce that Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd will officially open their new head-quarters in Swords, County Dublin on the 1st May 2014 The company has been a leading exponent of developing Anearobic Digestion(AD) power plants in the UK and recently Australia, and [...]

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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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