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Facebook’s €300m Irish data centre site is 100pc powered by renewable energy

From left: Mark Hunter, data centre site manager, Facebook, with Niall McEntegart, data centre operations director of EMEA, Facebook. Image: Robbie Reynolds Every detail for the Facebook data centre in Clonee has been considered, even a plan for saving the

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€111m sale windfall boosts Coillte green energy strategy

Forestry firm to increase its dividend to taxpayers and seek development partner to build wind and solar projects State forestry company Coillte is to reinvest part of a €111m windfall in a new partnership focused on fresh energy projects. The

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Veolia to trial electric bin lorries powered by energy-from-waste

Waste management firm Veolia’s vehicle fleet is set to include two fully-electric bin lorries, which will be charged with power derived from waste collected by the company. Green power for charging the lorries will come from the Energy Recovery Facility

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Dún Laoghaire Marina awarded EcoMerit Environmental Certification

Dún Laoghaire Marina, Ireland’s largest coastal marina, has been awarded EcoMerit Environmental Certification in recognition of the work it does in striving for continuous environmental improvement in line with the requirements of the EcoMerit Programme. The Certificate is valid for

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Veolia to deliver first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland contract to Dublin’s major hospital

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital targets €26m in guaranteed savings. Global resource management company Veolia, working through its specialist energy performance team, has been awarded the first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland, CEFI, contract for a hospital in Ireland. The 15 year

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ENERGY CORK HOSTS GREEN FINANCE EVENT IN CORK

Capital and funding support for sustainable energy projects is readily available for businesses, was the key message at the “Energy Finance for a New Era” conference hosted by Energy Cork today (Thursday). More than 120 business people attended to hear

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CIF demanding action on the Construction Waste Crisis

For the past two years, the CIF has highlighted the ongoing crisis in the reuse and disposal of soil and stone and construction waste with the Taoiseach, successive Ministers such as Simon Coveney and Denis Naughton, in addition to senior

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Naturally Compliant launches new training programme to raise environmental awareness in construction

Rapidly-expanding environmental consultancy Naturally Compliant has significantly extended its offering to clients with the launch of bespoke training courses aimed at raising environmental awareness in the construction sector. The Scottish-based company has already been asked to provide training for a

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Connected Light delivers ‘consistency and aesthetic consideration’ to newly-built UWE Bristol site

High-efficiency LED lighting and sensors have been installed throughout The Foundry – a new learning space and hub facility for enterprise and technological innovation. Described as an ‘industry-facing enterprise zone’, The Foundry is a new facility located at the heart

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Environmental expert warns of potentially serious delays to construction projects due to change in licensing requirements

Lack of awareness of a recent regulatory change could lead to significant and costly delays in both large and small construction projects in Scotland, a leading environmental consultancy has warned. From January 1 this year, construction projects are obliged to

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