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Biogas ‘overlooked’ compared to other renewable energies

Calls are mounting for a biogas industry to be rolled out nationwide in a bid to bolster farm incomes and reduce Ireland’s agricultural carbon footprint. Tonight (Thursday, December 13) on episode 15 of FarmLand, Sean Finan, the CEO of the Irish

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HERU hailed as the new hero in the fight against plastics pollution and global warming

A major weapon in the worldwide campaign against plastics pollution and global warming, HERU, has proven to be the ultimate cleaner environment warrior, a new independent scrutiny report has revealed.  The HERU, which is backed by major boiler manufacturer BAXI, is the least impactful option in contributing

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Public bodies have saved over €1 billion on energy spend

The report evaluated 331 public bodies and 2,279 schools, representing an annual energy spend of €608 million. The report shows that public sector bodies collectively saved €191 million and 667,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions in 2017. Since 2009, public

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Lights switched off at motorway junctions in bid to cut electricity bill by €1m a year

  Authority says removal of surplus lighting reduces carbon emissions and saves money Lighting has been dimmed, or turned off at many of the State’s motorway junctions by Transport Infrastructure Ireland in a move that will cut electricity bills by

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Ireland to reap benefits from €84m European renewable energy fund

  The European Investment Bank has announced plans to pump €84m into a European-wide renewable energy development, including Ireland. Ireland is set to receive significant international help from the world’s largest international financier for renewable energy in its aim to

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ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist for Davos Sustainability Award

ABP’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious “Circular” sustainability award for its development of a circular economy model with McDonald’s and Arla Foods in the UK. The awards are an initiative of the World Economic Forum and

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Volkswagen: Nothing but electric from 2026 onwards

VW pledges that its last internal combustion engine will be launched in 2026, as VW Ireland announces a BIK-special electric Golf 2026 is just eight years away – think of it as just two world cups. By that stage the

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SSE Airtricity, Microsoft and SEAI partner to deliver an innovative energy efficiency and education project for Collinstown Park Community College

SSE Airtricity and Microsoft, together with the support of government grants from SEAI, have initiated an innovative low-carbon community engagement project that will help to improve the school’s energy efficiency capabilities and deliver energy savings to Collinstown Park Community College

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Government Announces First Successful projects under Round One of €500 million Climate Action Fund

7 major climate change projects to share €77 million government funding, leveraging a total investment of €300 million in round one of the scheme   Potential to reduce annual emissions by over 200 thousand tonnes of carbon as a result

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European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing

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