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The Irish Bioenergy opportunity is immense – New IrBEA President Paddy Phelan

This week the new President and Vice President of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) were elected by the Management Executive Committee of the organisation. Paddy Phelan, CEO of 3 County Energy Agency was elected the new President and  Maurice Ryan,

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SolarShare launches Virtual Power Plant business to create 1200 jobs post-Covid-19

Dublin, Ireland, April 21, 2020 – The latest SEAI report finds Ireland is not on track to meet any of its 2020 renewable energy targets, ranking 27 out of 28 in the EU. Focus is now shifting to Ireland’s 2030

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Galway Wind Park launches €70,000 COVID-19 Response Fund

SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables, joint owners of Galway Wind Park, have today launched a €70,000 COVID-19 response fund to support local communities around the wind farm in Connemara, Co. Galway. The funding, which is being made immediately available, will

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emovis Podcast Reveals Importance of Environmental Sustainability

According to a survey from emovis, a mobility solutions provider, it was found that members of the public view environmental sustainability as an important factor in relation to their transport options. As part of the emovis podcast series, ‘Going Places’,

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Public Sector saves €1.3 billion on energy spend

Public bodies have made €1.3 billion in energy savings and avoided 4.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions since 2009 according to latest analysis by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).  The Annual Report 2019 on Public Sector Energy Efficiency

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Girl Guides pledge to reduce plastic waste with Responsible Consumerism initiative

– Irish Girl Guides’ 11,000 members commit to no single-use plastic parties, days out, camps, conferences and other events – – Teenagers devise sustainability programme following visit to India –   Irish Girl Guides’ members are set to significantly reduce

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Dublin will today (Feb 17th) become the first Irish city to sign a commitment to meet WHO air quality guideline values by 2030. In a rare joint pledge, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Mayors/Cathaoirligh of the other

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NTR signs PPA as part of financing of Swedish Wind Project

NTR has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA), with a European utility as part of its financing of 94 MW of wind projects in Sweden and Finland. The utility will offtake 70% of the power generated over the next 15

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Ten-fold investment in energy efficiency needed if we’re to meet 2030 climate targets, experts say

Three Counties Energy Agency (3cea) launches Energy Transition Strategy and bids to produce surplus green energy by 2030   A ten-fold increase in investment in energy efficiency and a commitment to grant aid all eligible projects in 2020 is required

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SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables recognised for launching Ireland’s first wind powered scholarship

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, bagged yet another award at the annual Irish Wind Industry Awards in Dublin on Friday 24 January. The 174MW project, co-owned by SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables, took home the opening award

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