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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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Plan shows Government in Denial over Climate Change

Responding to the publication today of the Government’s long-awaited draft National Mitigation Plan to cut climate-changing emissions, Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan said: “This plan shows Enda Kenny’s Government is in denial over climate change. They don’t deny

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Energia shines light on energy savings for Harry Corry

Headquartered in Belfast, Harry Corry has more than 50 retail outlets throughout Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland and employs more than 600 staff. They sell curtains, bedding, curtain poles, lamps, mattresses, furniture, wallpaper, cushions and rugs. In

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Threshold calls for greater energy efficiency as part of wider improvements to standards in private rented sector

Energy efficiency needs to be addressed alongside minimum standards in the private rented sector, and any National Strategy on improving energy efficiency in existing housing should deal with private rented properties in a way that doesn’t undermine supply. That’s according

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Ireland ranked 11th of EU-15 countries in Sustainable Progress Index

Ireland is making poor progress when ranked against the other 14 countries in the EU-15.  The new Sustainable Progress Index, published today by Social Justice Ireland, shows the scale of the challenge facing Ireland under the headings of economy, society

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Europe’s energy transition is well underway

The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe

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International Conference on Design and Sustainability in Sports Facilities to be Hosted in Dublin

Dublin is set to play host to a major sports seminar in 2017. The International Union of Architects, The International Association for Sports & Leisure Facilities (IAKS Cologne) and The Aura Holohan group, are delighted to announce that the ‘International

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Irish tech start up FoodCloud expanding in the UK with leading retailers

Irish tech start up FoodCloud expanding in the UK with leading retailers FoodCloud expanding in the UK through partnership with Waitrose 5 million meals redistributed from Tesco UK stores to charities in less than a year 1,800 Tesco convenience stores

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An Bord Pleanála grants planning permission

Bord na Móna welcomes today’s decision by An Bord Pleanála to approve the grant of planning permission for the company’s Edenderry power station. Edenderry power station is the largest single source of dispatchable renewable power on the island of Ireland

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