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Dell Ships First Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Its Industry

Dell announces the technology industry’s first shipment of ocean plastics packaging, the result of an innovative, commercial-scale pilot program. Dell recycled plastics collected from waterways and beaches for use in the new packaging tray for its Dell XPS 13 2-in-1,

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University College Dublin Research Study to Develop New Economic Framework to Boost Innovation and Drive Regional Prosperity

A University College Dublin (UCD) researcher has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of €1.5 million to establish his own research team and to pursue ground breaking social science research. Dr Dieter F. Kogler, an early-career

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Threshold calls for greater energy efficiency as part of wider improvements to standards in private rented sector

Energy efficiency needs to be addressed alongside minimum standards in the private rented sector, and any National Strategy on improving energy efficiency in existing housing should deal with private rented properties in a way that doesn’t undermine supply. That’s according

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Seafood Wins out at Green Awards 2017 as Ireland’s Largest Fisherman’s Co-op Wins Overall ‘Green Business of the Year’ Award

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society won the top accolade ‘Green Business of the Year’ at last night’s prestigious Green Awards 2017 attended by over 500 professionals in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Beating off stiff competition from a range of well-known successful

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Ireland ranked 11th of EU-15 countries in Sustainable Progress Index

Ireland is making poor progress when ranked against the other 14 countries in the EU-15.  The new Sustainable Progress Index, published today by Social Justice Ireland, shows the scale of the challenge facing Ireland under the headings of economy, society

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IRELAND TO LEAD EU MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT – MaRINET2

An investment of €10.5 million in EU funding was announced today (Thursday) in Dublin by University College Cork. It is the second phase of funding in the transnational, multi-million euro initiative, called MaRINET2, which aims to help industry accelerate the

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Europe’s energy transition is well underway

The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe

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Public Consultation on the Design and Implementation of a Renewable Heat Incentive in Ireland

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has launched the final consultation on a Renewable Heat Incentive for Ireland to incentivise industrial and commercial heat users to switch to greener technologies that produce heat from renewable

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OxyMem is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

OxyMem, a fast growing Irish Cleantech company who have been commercialising an innovative solution to reduce costs of wastewater treatment – the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR), was named for the second year running in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech

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Glanbia unveils plans for major new US production plant

Glanbia has announced plans for major new cheese and whey production plant in the US, which will add 30 per cent to its processing capacity. The Kilkenny-based food group has teamed up with three US dairy co-operatives to build the

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