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EU Commission proposes a 55 per cent emissions reduction by 2030

The European Commission has proposed increasing its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to “at least” 55 per cent by 2030. The announcement was made by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today as part of her State of the Union

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Irish Micromobility Start-Up Appoints US e-Scooter Executive to Management Team as Company Accelerates to Launch in UK Market

Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility start-up, today announced the appointment of Peter McGannon-Gomez, a senior US e-scooter executive, as the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO). The appointment was announced as the NovaUCD-headquartered company accelerates plans to operate multiple shared e-scooter

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New double-sided solar panels installed on Kilkenny dairy farm

The first bifacial module (double-sided solar panel) test site in the Republic of Ireland has been unveiled in Co. Kilkenny by Elgin Energy. The new solar technology has been installed on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny, according to

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Zipp Mobility Gets the Green Light for UK e-Scooter Trials

Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility start-up, announced today that the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the company’s e-scooter model for use in trials across the UK. The UK government recently announced plans to accelerate trials of rented e-scooter

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Veolia highlights significant carbon reductions by using energy recovery facilities to treat clinical waste

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, is highlighting how significant emissions reductions can be achieved by using energy recovery facilities, ERF, to dispose of the more than 61,000 tonnes of orange bagged clinical and infectious waste that arises each

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Bord Gáis Energy announces new measures to support sustainability and move to a low carbon future

Bord Gáis Energy, supplier of energy and services to over 710,000 homes, businesses and organisations across Ireland, has today announced a range of innovative new measures to help bolster Ireland’s position on sustainable energy use.  Bord Gáis Energy’s focus is

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COVID-19 green recovery should account for local variations in air quality

New analysis finds the cost of damage caused by poor air quality means pathways to Net Zero may differ significantly between areas across the UK – with faster decarbonisation in cities needed, particularly in the shift to Electric Vehicles and public

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SEAI AWARD IRISH RESEARCHERS €1 MILLION THROUGH COLLABORATIVE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INITIATIVES

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has recently awarded €1 million to Irish companies and research institutions to carry out innovative energy research projects in the areas of smart energy systems and offshore renewable energy.  Funding for Irish participants

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Yanmar Develops Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Osaka, Japan (June 4, 2020) – Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. have announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell technology for automobiles, as part

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Reducing the national herd not the solution to Ireland’s climate challenge

Agriculture accounts for 33% of Irish emissions and rising, but simply reducing the national herd is not the solution, and a new way of measuring emissions could have a profound impact on how the world views Ireland and our agriculture

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