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Ireland’s largest windfarm opens for business

Ireland’s largest windfarm, Energia’s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record. The windfarm contains 38 turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to

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Amarenco set to invest €56m in Munster solar farms

Renewable energy firm Amarenco Solar is set to invest more than €50 million in solar plants in Munster, after it received planning permission for another facility in Cork. The 5MW Castlelyons solar farm, which was given the go-ahead by Cork

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Energia keeps energy savings on the menu at Deanes

Leading business energy provider Energia has re-signed a deal to provide electricity to the Deanes group of restaurants in Belfast. The deal will see Energia supply energy to Deanes’ seven outlets in the city. Michael Deane has revolutionised eating-out in

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Public Consultation on Ireland’s first National Mitigation Plan

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., launched a statutory public consultation on Ireland’s first National Mitigation Plan (NMP). Prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act, 2015, the

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New Initiative to inform how Dublin will manage food waste reduction and sustainable eating

Dublin is one of seven European cities chosen to take part in an exciting pan-European TRiFOCAL project designed to reduce food waste while promoting healthy and sustainable eating. The Eastern-Midland Regional Waste Management Office (EMWRO) is the Irish participant in

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Mitigation Plan reinforces Governments weak position on climate action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon

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Plan shows Government in Denial over Climate Change

Responding to the publication today of the Government’s long-awaited draft National Mitigation Plan to cut climate-changing emissions, Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan said: “This plan shows Enda Kenny’s Government is in denial over climate change. They don’t deny

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Huge Success for Coillte at RDS Forestry Awards

Coillte had a very successful day at this years RDS Forestry Awards. The awards celebrate the best livestock and forestry producers in the country and the winners were revealed at a ceremony in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin on 3rd

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MEDITE SMARTPLY Wins Sustainability Award at EcoBuild 2017

MEDITE SMARTPLY, producers of innovative timber panel products, have been awarded the most sustainable stand over 60m2 at Ecobuild 2017. The award is given to the exhibitor who has designed and built a stand that can be reused, recycled and

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€6.7 million Initiative to Improve Water Quality off Beaches in Ireland and Wales

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM. The Acclimatize

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