As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, the maritime industry has been lagging in its efforts to transition the shipping sector from relying on traditional fossil fuels to low-carbon alternatives. In a landmark move for the Irish maritime sector, MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and … Read more

IFAT Munich – More solutions, more exchange, more insights

IFAT Munich, taking place in the Munich exhibition halls from May 13 to 17, 2024, will feature top-class speakers, more international exhibitors, and a varied and exciting event program. At the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, visitors can expect innovative environmental technologies, flanked by panel discussions, expert lectures, … Read more

ESB Networks announces one Giga Watt of solar PV now energised on Ireland’s electricity network

ESB Networks can confirm that it has 1,000 MW (one Giga Watt) of solar PV generation connected to Ireland’s electricity network. This figure includes 500 MW of utility-scale solar connections, 369 MW of which is from larger projects connected to the transmission system, managed by EirGrid. The figure also includes 300 MW of microgeneration (mainly domestic rooftop … Read more

ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades for new e-mobility Hub

Cork-based start-up BladeBridge to repurpose decommissioned wind turbine blades into sustainable infrastructure BladeBridge will collaborate with ESB Group to construct a new e-mobility Hub using decommissioned blades 30 January 2024 ESB is today announcing a new collaboration with BladeBridge, a Cork-based start-up specialising in wind turbine blade repurposing. The company had participated in the ‘2050 … Read more

Ireland to harness the power of green procurement with the CO2 Performance Ladder

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) have launched a pilot of the highly successful CO2 Performance Ladder in Ireland. The first tender has been published by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), with other contracting authorities expecting to use the CO2 Performance Ladder over the coming months. The Government of Ireland’s annual public sector purchasing accounts for … Read more

Electric vehicles surpass diesel sales for first time

Electric vehicles accounted for 24% of all new cars sold between January and March – surpassing diesel sales for the first time.The statistics are contained in the Government’s new quarterly report into the implementation of its Climate Action Plan, which will be considered by Cabinet today.The report shows the Government has implemented 75% of the … Read more

Energia partners with Tipperary company Borrisoleigh Bottling Ltd to provide 100% renewable energy

29th September 2022: Energia, Ireland’s greenest energy supplier has partnered with Borrisoleigh Bottling Limited to provide the Tipperary water supplier with 100% renewable energy. This partnership is in line with Borrisoleigh Bottling’s dedication to protecting the environment, which includes a commitment to overcoming the reliance on single-use-plastic as a bottling solution. Their product range includes … Read more

Veolia March to the Beat as they Clean up the Streets

Veolia proudly marched in this year’s Pride in London parade, with its electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage, alongside colleagues and allies, to support and celebrate its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities they serve. Veolia’s fully electric street cleansing fleet operating in the West End and dedicated team ensured a … Read more

SSE Renewables powers change with €1.1 million donation to community groups

SSE Renewables, Ireland’s leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy, has donated €1.1m to 412 projects through its annual Community Fund across Ireland in 2020/2021. Details of the total €1.1m donation SSE Renewables has made to Irish communities in the last year are contained in the company’s annual Community Investment Review, published today. The … Read more