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dlr publishes Climate Change Action Plan 2019 – 2024

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has published its Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. The Plan, approved by the Elected Members of the Council, is recognised as a key enabler of on-going public sector leadership, in implementing and influencing climate action at

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Bristol Breaks New Ground With Innovative Low Carbon Development

Bristol’s commitment to achieving its carbon neutral pledge by 2030 is being realised with the aid of a sustainable housing development, featuring innovative low-carbon heating. Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being built using the high efficiency

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Limerick wastewater treatment plant among first to be powered by solar energy

THE NEWCASTLE West wastewater treatment plant is now being powered by solar energy, making it one of the first in Ireland to use sustainable energy. Newcastle West was selected,  along with Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as part of a pilot project

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Cork-based Wisetek partners with Samsung and the Washington D.C. Department of Energy & Environment to collect e-waste at events across the US capital

Wisetek Solutions, a global leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), re-use and manufacturing services, which is headquartered in County Cork, today announced a partnership in the United States with the Washington D.C. Library System and Samsung Electronics America to hold

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Cork wind farm becomes second to be bought by Amazon in Ireland

Amazon has bought a second wind farm in Ireland. It comes after the online retail firm announced in April it was to buy all the energy from a wind farm in Co. Donegal. The Cork project will supply clean energy

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MaREI to lead €9m project to build floating offshore platform

MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine hosted by University College Cork has been awarded €9 million for the H2020 project MUSICA to build a pilot multi-use platform which will be a decarbonising one-stop-shop for small islands,

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Support scheme ‘roadmap’ for Irish biogas industry launched

A biogas support scheme will be required to bridge the cost gap between the current cost of production of biogas and current sale price of fossil gas. This is according to the CEO of the Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) Seán

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Lidl to invest 1m in Irelands largest ever installation of solar panels

4364 solar panels will be installed on the roof of the Lidl distribution facility currently under construction in Newbridge, Co. Kildare Lidls solar panels will reduce the facilitys carbon output by 473 tonnes annually, the electricity usage equivalent to that

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SSE Renewables assessing two new offshore wind farm sites off the East Coast

SSE Renewables has announced that it has submitted Foreshore Licence applications for approval to carry out survey works to assess the suitability of two new separate offshore wind farm sites in Irish waters, which could generate over 1.5GW of renewable

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ECOLOGY PROJECT BOOST FOR DEVELOPMENT’S BIODIVERSITY

The Pye Homes development at Hanborough Gate, which is being built in partnership with Blenheim Estate Homes, features a series of environmental initiatives aimed at boosting the area’s biodiversity. Located on the western side of Long Hanborough, the site features

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