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But lack of suitable port means offshore wind farms may be built from ports on Britain’s west coast

Offshore wind energy could create 2,500 jobs over the next ten years and attract over €42 billion in lifetime investment. However, Ireland’s offshore wind farms will be built from bases outside the country, losing billions of this potential investment, unless

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COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

  To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.   WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past

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Six-junction solar cell sets two world records for efficiency

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50%. The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1%, which was measured under

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Irish company launches eco-friendly reusable face masks with filters in response to COVID crisis

With €2 from every mask sale donated to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, “RashR” masks remove ocean plastic from our seas while helping against the transmission of COVID-19. Irish company “RashR” has joined the charge against COVID -19 transmission by

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Awards to showcase excellence in climate action

19 May 2020: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched its annual SEAI Energy Awards and is calling on climate action champions to showcase their achievements. Now in their 17th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward

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Priva welcomes leadership from CIBSE on re-occupation of buildings

The publication of clear guidance from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) on the measures that must be taken prior to the re-occupation of buildings, will give building owners a clear roadmap for the months ahead – says Priva

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Atkins working with Environment Agency to restore UK rivers and wetlands, and support natural flood management

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to the Environment Agency’s third Ecological Services Framework, also known as EcoSF3. On EcoSF3, Atkins will support the delivery of river restoration; wetland management and restoration; natural flood management; geomorphological

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People urged to conserve water in light of increased demand due to Covid-19

Irish Water is appealing to people to conserve water when they can following a significant upsurge in usage since the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions. It said treatment plants are already working to their maximum capacity. Irish Water said domestic metering data shows

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Lidl Ireland Introduces Plant-Based Milk Carton to Own-Brand Range Saving 160 Tonnes of CO2 Equivalents Annually

Lidl Ireland, together with Connacht-based supplier Aurivo Co-operative, has announced the introduction of plant-based milk cartons to their Coolree Creamery own-brand range. The new cartons will save 160 tonnes of CO2 equivalents annually and have a 31% lower carbon footprint

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Innovators with Low Carbon Interoperable Energy Solutions wanted for West Midlands challenge

Energy Systems Catapult is launching an Innovator Challenge call for SMEs developing Low Carbon Interoperable Energy Solutions in collaboration with Climate-KIC and supported by Energy Capital – part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) developing

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