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EU Commission proposes a 55 per cent emissions reduction by 2030

The European Commission has proposed increasing its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to “at least” 55 per cent by 2030. The announcement was made by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today as part of her State of the Union

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Viridian Solar Launches Tree Planting Initiative

Viridian Solar today announces its ‘Fusion Forest’ programme, an initiative aimed at reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere while restoring natural forest ecosystems. For every Clearline fusion solar PV panel purchased by a customer after the start date of July

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New double-sided solar panels installed on Kilkenny dairy farm

The first bifacial module (double-sided solar panel) test site in the Republic of Ireland has been unveiled in Co. Kilkenny by Elgin Energy. The new solar technology has been installed on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny, according to

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Ingka Group to increase its sustainability investments by €600M over coming 12 months

Ingka Group will accelerate its investments to further enable the transition to reach the IKEA overall commitment to become climate positive by 2030. Over the coming year, the company has committed to invest €600 million more into companies, solutions and its

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Europe’s First Contactless Bottle Filling Stations rolled out in Fingal area

Europe’s first contactless bottle filling stations are being rolled out in the Fingal area by a local company Ecofil for Fingal County Council. The first of nine Ecofil units was installed in Howth village and the contactless installation is now

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NTR completes €370m refinancing of wind portfolio

Irish renewable energy company NTR has completed a €370m portfolio refinancing of a 220 mega watt (MW) onshore wind portfolio. The deal is for its NTR Wind 1 LP fund, which is made up of 12 windfarms operating in Ireland

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Amazon invests in new Co Galway wind farm

Internet retail and web services giant Amazon has announced it is investing in a new 115-megawatt (MW) wind farm project in Ardderroo in Co Galway, which will begin operating in 2022. Amazon said the new wind farm will support its

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Dogger Bank Wind Farm signs contract for largest ever inter-array cable order with DEME Offshore

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed the contract with DEME Offshore for the largest ever inter-array cable order which, subject to the project reaching Financial Close, will be installed at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. The far-reaching scope

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Ireland ‘on track’ to meet 2020 wind energy target

New figures show that Ireland is on track to meet its 2020 renewable energy target following a “strong” few months. The aim for 2020 is to source 40% of the country’s electricity from renewables, and figures from the Irish Wind

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Lenalea gets green light in Ireland’s first RESS auction

SSE Renewables is delighted to announce its proposed 30.5MW Lenalea onshore wind project in Co. Donegal, a 50/50 joint venture project with partners Coillte Renewable Energy, has received the green light for development after it provisionally won a contract for

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