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European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing

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Details of Energy in Poultry Event Announced

The upcoming Energy in Poultry event will look at the various energy saving opportunities for farmers together with renewable energy deployment opportunities. The Energy in Poultry event, which is organised by Teagasc in association with IFAC, will take place on

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Gove shows renewed commitment to environment brief

Michael Gove delivered a detailed and passionate lecture tonight on the UK Government’s commitment to tackling climate change. Asked about his commitment to the brief he said, “half an hour is now a long time in politics… but I am

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Nottingham’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. The awards aim to recognise leadership, innovation and best practice

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Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland Remove Unrecyclable Black Plastic Packaging

Lidl confirmed today it is removing black plastic packaging from its entire fruit and vegetable range across all 195 Ireland and Northern Ireland stores before Christmas. The packaging, which cannot be recycled, will be scrapped from fresh fish products by

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Ireland’s plan for electric vehicles will reduce emissions, but may come at a cost

The level of emissions coming from Ireland’s transport sector are undeniably high, which is of particular concern when considering the country’s commitment to a future with lower levels of greenhouse gases, ratified by the 2015 Paris Agreement. The long-term solution

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EPA supported National Green Teams Programme helps build sustainable business from the frontline

Following its successful launch in 2017, the Green Teams National Programme continues to support green teams and environmental champions through training and resources to help spearhead sustainability improvement in the workplace ( A total of 36 environmental champions have taken

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UCC and ICORSA are awarded €4.5m EU funding for two ambitious Horizon 2020 projects: RRING and GRRIP

After two decades of European initiatives to promote “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in academia, R&D organisations and industrial research, MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork and ICORSA (International Consortium of Researcher Staff Associations)

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Facebook’s €300m Irish data centre site is 100pc powered by renewable energy

From left: Mark Hunter, data centre site manager, Facebook, with Niall McEntegart, data centre operations director of EMEA, Facebook. Image: Robbie Reynolds Every detail for the Facebook data centre in Clonee has been considered, even a plan for saving the

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€111m sale windfall boosts Coillte green energy strategy

Forestry firm to increase its dividend to taxpayers and seek development partner to build wind and solar projects State forestry company Coillte is to reinvest part of a €111m windfall in a new partnership focused on fresh energy projects. The

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