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Lidl Ireland commits to 100% Sustainably Sourced Fish by end of 2019

Lidl Ireland has committed to providing 100% sustainably sourced fish through its growing network of 159 stores across Ireland by the end of 2019. 33% of global fisheries have been fished beyond sustainable limits due to over-fishing and illegal fishing.

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Slurry is future of energy here, say ministers

The Government is now pushing to roll out a new national network to harness power from agricultural waste as the country comes under pressure to reduce its carbon emissions. A recent report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland highlights

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Irish forestry to invest €250m in major expansion

The State’s forestry industry is likely to invest around €250 million in coming years as it prepares for a period of major expansion. A new trade body, Forest Industries Ireland (FII), predicted yesterday that supplies of timber will double up to 2035,

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Biogas ‘overlooked’ compared to other renewable energies

Calls are mounting for a biogas industry to be rolled out nationwide in a bid to bolster farm incomes and reduce Ireland’s agricultural carbon footprint. Tonight (Thursday, December 13) on episode 15 of FarmLand, Sean Finan, the CEO of the Irish

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HERU hailed as the new hero in the fight against plastics pollution and global warming

A major weapon in the worldwide campaign against plastics pollution and global warming, HERU, has proven to be the ultimate cleaner environment warrior, a new independent scrutiny report has revealed.  The HERU, which is backed by major boiler manufacturer BAXI, is the least impactful option in contributing

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Climate talks end with baby steps when we need a giant leap

Communities and campaigners now leading the transformation as “leaders” trail The COP24 climate summit came to an end this weekend, and it is clear that governments have failed to adequately respond to the catastrophic impacts of climate change that were

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Lights switched off at motorway junctions in bid to cut electricity bill by €1m a year

  Authority says removal of surplus lighting reduces carbon emissions and saves money Lighting has been dimmed, or turned off at many of the State’s motorway junctions by Transport Infrastructure Ireland in a move that will cut electricity bills by

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Ireland to reap benefits from €84m European renewable energy fund

  The European Investment Bank has announced plans to pump €84m into a European-wide renewable energy development, including Ireland. Ireland is set to receive significant international help from the world’s largest international financier for renewable energy in its aim to

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ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist for Davos Sustainability Award

ABP’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious “Circular” sustainability award for its development of a circular economy model with McDonald’s and Arla Foods in the UK. The awards are an initiative of the World Economic Forum and

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Government Announces First Successful projects under Round One of €500 million Climate Action Fund

7 major climate change projects to share €77 million government funding, leveraging a total investment of €300 million in round one of the scheme   Potential to reduce annual emissions by over 200 thousand tonnes of carbon as a result

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