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North South Interconnector needed as a national priority

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has today welcomed the publication and findings of a report commissioned to examine the cost and technical feasibility of undergrounding the North South electricity interconnector. The report, prepared by an independent international expert

Posted in Energy, Featured News

Ireland’s plan for electric vehicles will reduce emissions, but may come at a cost

The level of emissions coming from Ireland’s transport sector are undeniably high, which is of particular concern when considering the country’s commitment to a future with lower levels of greenhouse gases, ratified by the 2015 Paris Agreement. The long-term solution

Posted in Emissions, Environmental, Featured News

EPA supported National Green Teams Programme helps build sustainable business from the frontline

Following its successful launch in 2017, the Green Teams National Programme continues to support green teams and environmental champions through training and resources to help spearhead sustainability improvement in the workplace (www.greenteams.ie). A total of 36 environmental champions have taken

Posted in Environmental, Featured News

UCC and ICORSA are awarded €4.5m EU funding for two ambitious Horizon 2020 projects: RRING and GRRIP

After two decades of European initiatives to promote “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in academia, R&D organisations and industrial research, MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork and ICORSA (International Consortium of Researcher Staff Associations)

Posted in Environmental, Featured News

Facebook’s €300m Irish data centre site is 100pc powered by renewable energy

From left: Mark Hunter, data centre site manager, Facebook, with Niall McEntegart, data centre operations director of EMEA, Facebook. Image: Robbie Reynolds Every detail for the Facebook data centre in Clonee has been considered, even a plan for saving the

Posted in Energy, Environmental, Featured News

€111m sale windfall boosts Coillte green energy strategy

Forestry firm to increase its dividend to taxpayers and seek development partner to build wind and solar projects State forestry company Coillte is to reinvest part of a €111m windfall in a new partnership focused on fresh energy projects. The

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MINISTER NAUGHTEN ANNOUNCES €8 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING AWARDED BY SEAI TO INNOVATIVE ENERGY RESEARCH PROJECTS ACROSS IRELAND

MINISTER NAUGHTEN ANNOUNCES €8 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING AWARDED BY SEAI TO INNOVATIVE ENERGY RESEARCH PROJECTS ACROSS IRELAND €8 million in funding awarded to 45 innovative energy projects across Ireland Projects with NUIG, SSE Airtricity, UCD, UCC and Teagasc among

Posted in Energy, Featured News

Ardmac receives certification for new ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

Ardmac has received certification for compliance with the new ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard, becoming one of the first companies in Europe to achieve this standard. The ISO 45001: 2018 is an international standard that specifies

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Veolia to trial electric bin lorries powered by energy-from-waste

Waste management firm Veolia’s vehicle fleet is set to include two fully-electric bin lorries, which will be charged with power derived from waste collected by the company. Green power for charging the lorries will come from the Energy Recovery Facility

Posted in Environmental, Featured News, Waste Management

Just Energy announce 50 new jobs across Ireland

Dublin, 5th September 2018 Just Energy, Ireland’s newest energy supplier, has announced it is to create 50 new jobs nationwide. The announcement comes as the Irish arm of the company looks to celebrate its first anniversary, after entering the market

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