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Energy White Paper sets ambitious course for a carbon-free energy system

Energy Minister Alex White today published an energy White Paper, which identifies actions that will reduce Ireland’s energy-related carbon emissions by between 80% and 95%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. Minister White said that Ireland would eventually have to

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Cork City Council Commences Electricity Generation at Tramore Valley Park, Cork

Cork City Council, through its normal operations, buildings, transport etc consumes approximately 30 million units of energy per annum of electricity, fuel, gas, etc. As part of the National Climate Change policy, Cork City Council, like all other public bodies,

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Limerick company aims to make some waves with new tidal energy device

Ocean-based renewable energy, such as tidal energy, is increasingly being seen as Ireland’s best alternative renewable energy source, overtaking the more common wind energy. Now, a new string has been added to its bow, as Limerick is set to become

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DCU spinout company wins Cleantech Summit Presentation Award

AmbiSense, the DCU spinout company, was in attendance at the recent 2015 Cleantech Summit in Rotterdam. The event showcased the most promising Cleantech companies from an investment perspective currently operating in Europe. The summit has seen entrepreneurs successfully raise over €800m in

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New public-private innovation initiative for green energy technologies

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is working together with a growing group of countries who are significantly increasing their public research pipeline through the Mission Innovation initiative to make a greener future a reality, based on clean energy that is affordable

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Industrial production rises 3.9 per cent

Output from Irish-based factories rose by 3.9 per cent in October, on the back of increased production in the country’s high-tech and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The latest industrial production figures from the CSO,

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Minister Kelly welcomes passing of Climate Bill

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., has (3 December 2015) welcomed the passing of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 by both Dáil and Seanad Éireann, with all-party support. The Bill will now be referred to the President for signature and

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RPS pioneers in driving Environmental Sustainability

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has recently published an article on ‘Environmental Sustainability of European Cities’ [pdf 935kB] written by RPS. For five years RPS has managed the European Green Capital Award (EGCA), the European Commission’s flagship urban sustainability project. In

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Cre & IrBEA Biogas Manifesto

Thousands of jobs, cheap heating/electricity, and achieving renewables targets – politicians hear how to create the conditions to achieve these goals at IrBEA-Cré ‘Biogas Manifesto’ launch Politicians from across the political landscape  [Thursday November 12th ] heard how a simple

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The Five Rings of Lean Business Excellence

In 1643, the undefeated Japanese sword-master, Miyamoto Musashi, wrote a book known as The Book of the Five Rings, in which he described his understanding of what it took to survive life and death duels. In his mid-50s when writing,

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