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Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects

IRISH PEOPLE WILL soon be able to invest in and take ownership of renewable energy projects in their areas under a new government scheme. Environment Minister Denis Naughten recently told the Energy Ireland conference in Dublin that his department is planning an

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Drone company chooses Shannon for R&D and manufacturing base

A-techSYN Ltd, an innovative R&D company with over four years of experience in fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) development, has today announced that it has signed Heads of Terms with Shannon Group plc’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) for a

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Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions after Trump’s Paris pullout

Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reduce its brewery carbon emissions to zero, singling out Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement as a motivating factor. The Danish brewer, whose beers also include Holsten Pils and San

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Heathrow report names airlines with worst impact on environment

A total of 24 out of 50 carriers performed poorly on at least one measurement of noise, emissions and unscheduled night flights between January and March, according to f igures published by the west London hub. Israeli airline El Al

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Post-Brexit laws may damage environment

The UK’s touted Great Repeal Bill after Brexit could spark a “bonfire of environmental regulations” leading to a disparity in protections on either side of the Irish Border, a conference has heard. The Bill has been talked about by UK

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IKEA aims to halve food waste at its restaurants by mid-2020

IKEA, which as well as being the No.1 furniture retailer also runs one of the world’s biggest restaurant chains, aims to halve its food waste in three years to save money and reduce its environmental footprint. Daily food waste at

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Irish Seafood Companies look to Innovation in Food Waste Elimination

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, today (Thursday 22 June 2017) facilitated a Sustainability Knowledge Sharing trip for ten leading Irish seafood companies to Silver Hill Farm in Co. Monaghan to deliver valuable insights

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IRELAND’S MARINE INTERNET OF THINGS TO THE FORE AT DIGITAL OCEAN CONFERENCE 2017

Enabling a connected ocean presents enormous opportunities for the Irish marine sector.  Already an ICT hub, Ireland is fast becoming a global hub for the Blue Internet of the Things – ‘IoT for the Sea’.  The growing market opportunities Ireland

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CER Publishes Energy Retail Markets Annual Report for 2016

From January 2015 to January 2016, competition in the retail energy sector, along with lower wholesale prices maintained the downward trend in retail prices in the fully deregulated and open electricity and gas market. This means that large savings continued

Posted in Energy

Ongoing uncertainty around UK environmental protection

On the anniversary of the EU referendum, Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, publishes the first assessment under its comprehensive Brexit Risk Tracker, which will be regularly updated to reflect the risks to environmental policy throughout the

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