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Offaly firms get energised about increasing efficiency

Offaly businesses have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The briefing held with Tullamore Chamber was designed to educate businesses about energy

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€4.9m project to cut CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products. Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties thereby forming a composite

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€8.2 million available for Environmental Research in the EPA Research Call for 2017 to help tackle major societal challenges

The EPA has launched its Annual Research Call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems. The 2017 Research Calls have a particular focus on the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our

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Energia to help power Guinness PRO12 Final Series

Tuesday, 18th April 2017 – Leading Irish energy provider Energia has signed a new sponsorship deal with PRO12 Rugby. The deal will see Energia become a partner of the Guinness PRO12 Final Series, as the Championship readies itself for a

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Coillte Announces €68 million Partnership Deal with Accsys Technologies and BP

Coillte announced an innovative partnership deal that will see Coillte’s MEDITE SMARTPLY division collaborate with Accsys Technologies and BP to develop the world’s first Tricoya wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull, UK. The €68 million project will transform wood technology

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Re-Gen Waste Ltd receives major Health and Safety Industry Award

Re-Gen Waste Ltd, a Newry-based waste management solutions company, is celebrating receiving an Ambassador Award at the Waste  Industry Safety and Health Forum for Northern Ireland’s (WISHNI) annual ceremony, held in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. The award was presented in

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Climate-KIC Accelerator: Where Great Ideas Grow Into Great Businesses

Climate-KIC Accelerator is the cleantech accelerator with a focus on climate impact. Climate-KIC offers a 18-month programme, divided in 3 stages, to grow your own cleantech idea into a great business. Sustainable Nation is pleased to run the Dublin-based Climate-KIC

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Ireland’s largest windfarm opens for business

Ireland’s largest windfarm, Energia’s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record. The windfarm contains 38 turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to

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New Initiative to inform how Dublin will manage food waste reduction and sustainable eating

Dublin is one of seven European cities chosen to take part in an exciting pan-European TRiFOCAL project designed to reduce food waste while promoting healthy and sustainable eating. The Eastern-Midland Regional Waste Management Office (EMWRO) is the Irish participant in

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Mitigation Plan reinforces Governments weak position on climate action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon

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