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Emerging disruptive trends and technologies top UK energy agenda

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an increasing impetus towards a lower carbon future. Disruptive technologies including renewable energies and energy efficiency are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2017. Renewables ranked

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Coillte Announces €68 million Partnership Deal with Accsys Technologies and BP

Coillte announced an innovative partnership deal that will see Coillte’s MEDITE SMARTPLY division collaborate with Accsys Technologies and BP to develop the world’s first Tricoya wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull, UK. The €68 million project will transform wood technology

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Re-Gen Waste Ltd receives major Health and Safety Industry Award

Re-Gen Waste Ltd, a Newry-based waste management solutions company, is celebrating receiving an Ambassador Award at the Waste  Industry Safety and Health Forum for Northern Ireland’s (WISHNI) annual ceremony, held in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. The award was presented in

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Climate-KIC Accelerator: Where Great Ideas Grow Into Great Businesses

Climate-KIC Accelerator is the cleantech accelerator with a focus on climate impact. Climate-KIC offers a 18-month programme, divided in 3 stages, to grow your own cleantech idea into a great business. Sustainable Nation is pleased to run the Dublin-based Climate-KIC

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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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