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Washington DC, USA and London, UK, 16 October 2017 – Better stewardship of the land could have a bigger role in fighting climate change than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of how greenhouse gas emissions

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Ireland undermines EU action on climate change

Minister Naughten’s support for a series of loopholes in EU climate legislation shows lack of commitment to the Paris Agreement EU Environment Ministers meeting today failed to deliver on their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.The emissions reduction target in

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SEAI says Budget 2018 shows a new urgency to deliver a cleaner future

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today welcomed the increased funding allocated to it in Budget 2018, which it says highlights Ireland’s commitment  to invest in energy efficiency,  deliver greater change at community level, and  to further decarbonise our

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Minister Launches €6.7 million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, today officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (, a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD).

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ABP Food Group in €24.5 million UK renewable energy project

€24.5 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.  ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility

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CRU Publishes Review of Energy Supplier Costs

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has today published its analysis on supplier costs in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland. This follows the review of how the energy retail market competition has evolved following full price

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SEAI says Budget 2018 shows a new urgency to deliver a cleaner future

Energy efficiency programmes targeted at reducing CO2 emissions from the built environment will be expanded significantly through additional investment of €35m in the residential, commercial and public sectors   Funding of €7m will facilitate the rollout of the new Renewable Heat

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Budget 2018 – Modest progress but lacking strategy and ambition

Social Justice Ireland publishes Budget 2018 Analysis and Response Budget 2018 sees modest improvements for some but fails to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed. Many Irish people today are facing grave and

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Budget completely fails to deliver Taosieach’s “new ambition on climate change”

If policy reviews and consultations reduced emissions Ireland would be a world leader in climate action Friends of the Earth has described the Budget as a “complete failure” on climate change. Commenting, Oisin Coghlan, Friends of the Earth Director, said

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New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens’ Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change. The Assembly’s

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