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Energy in Agriculture Event Launched

The ‘Energy in Agriculture 2017’ event, which will take place on Tuesday, 22 August at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary, was launched today by Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. ‘Energy in Agriculture 2017’ is being organised

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Planning permission granted for Offaly solar farm

Offaly County Council just last week granted planning permission for a solar farm near Tullamore. Elgin Energy got the go-ahead – with 13 conditions attached – for the 8.4MVA (mega volt-amperes) project proposed for a single site, comprised of just

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Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018 Launched

The IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference is an event driven by the need for sustainability, growth and development within the Irish Bioenergy industry. This sector of the Irish Green Bioeconomy merits a symposium which recognises leadership and operational excellence in Irish

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Brexit strategy

In the second in a series from Enterprise Ireland, Richard Keegan explains how the lean methodology can help Irish SMEs brace for Brexit. It was Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman who wrote, in 1994: “Productivity

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Farm Sustainability Report

A new sustainability report from Teagasc demonstrates the economic, environmental and social sustainability of Irish farms. The 2015 Sustainability Report is based on data collected as part of the Teagasc 2015 National Farm Survey, and uses this information to quantify

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Waterford firm cleans up

WITH technology that facilitates pay-as-you-go waste collection, Waterford company, Kollect, is aiming to become the Uber of the waste industry. The 18-month start-up has created a booking engine to provide an on-demand service to those who don’t need yearly contracts

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Brexit to destabilise UK, EU and International efforts

Brexit could have profoundly destabilising impact on global momentum to address climate change, according to a report published today by the IIEA, Dublin. The analysis explores the political impacts for climate change, within the UK, at the EU level and

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Volvo to go all electric/hybrid

Swedish car manufacturers Volvo has announced today (5 July) that every vehicle launch from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor, in a move described by the company as a “historic end” to the combustion engine. Volvo Cars has pledged

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Renewable gas has the potential to replace more than one quarter of our fossil fuel gas supply

New study by SEAI shows gas from animal manure, food waste and grass could provide 28% of Ireland’s gas needs Renewable gas could cut carbon emissions by as much as 2million tonnes a year, the equivalent of the annual energy

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Speaking at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2017 in Galway, Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan welcomed the positive findings of the Report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy published by NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) today (Friday). The 4th

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