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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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Study highlights large potential market for Energy Performance Contracting in Ireland

A new report carried out by the Dublin Energy Agency Codema shows that energy-efficiency upgrades carried out through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) can contribute significantly to Ireland’s energy targets, but a lack of knowledge about EPC in general is

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19.2% drop in wholesale gas prices in 2016 compared to 2015

The cost of buying natural gas on the wholesale market in 2016 dropped on average 19.2% compared to 2015 according to the 2016 Energy Review published by Vayu Energy today.  The average day-ahead price was 34.6p/therm (1.38c/kWh) in 2016 compared

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