Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

Gas Networks Ireland today announced that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers (“Irish Tar”) is the first company in its industry to switch from powering parts of its operations with heavy fuel oil (HFO) to using a combination of both natural and renewable gas – significantly reducing their carbon emissions by almost one third, overnight. Over … Read more


As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, the maritime industry has been lagging in its efforts to transition the shipping sector from relying on traditional fossil fuels to low-carbon alternatives. In a landmark move for the Irish maritime sector, MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and … Read more

ESB Networks announces one Giga Watt of solar PV now energised on Ireland’s electricity network

ESB Networks can confirm that it has 1,000 MW (one Giga Watt) of solar PV generation connected to Ireland’s electricity network. This figure includes 500 MW of utility-scale solar connections, 369 MW of which is from larger projects connected to the transmission system, managed by EirGrid. The figure also includes 300 MW of microgeneration (mainly domestic rooftop … Read more

Kelly applauds Green Hydrogen agreement between Shannon Foynes and Rotterdam Ports

Ireland’s largest bulk port, Shannon Foynes, and Europe’s largest port, the Port of Rotterdam, have inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at developing a supply-chain corridor for exporting green hydrogen fuel from the west of Ireland’s abundant wind resource, Seán Kelly MEP has said. The agreement signifies a significant leap towards achieving Europe’s … Read more

ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades for new e-mobility Hub

Cork-based start-up BladeBridge to repurpose decommissioned wind turbine blades into sustainable infrastructure BladeBridge will collaborate with ESB Group to construct a new e-mobility Hub using decommissioned blades 30 January 2024 ESB is today announcing a new collaboration with BladeBridge, a Cork-based start-up specialising in wind turbine blade repurposing. The company had participated in the ‘2050 … Read more

Activ8 Powers Ahead: 2023 A Year of Sustainable Growth and Expansion

Activ8 created fifteen new jobs with the opening of new depot in Naas, Co. Kildare Acquisition of Allbrite Expansion into Scotland Activ8 expects to create new jobs on the commercial side in 2024 Carrickmacross, Monaghan – 25th January 2024:  Activ8 Solar Energies, Ireland’s foremost domestic and commercial solar panel installation company, has concluded a groundbreaking … Read more

Demand for gas decreased by 7% in 2023 as wind energy continues to rise: Gas Networks Ireland annual demand statement

Gas generated 47% of total electricity last year Demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) in transport increased by 20% Work continues on repurposing gas network for renewable energy Wednesday Jan 24, 2024: The 2023 Gas Networks Ireland annual demand statement shows that overall demand for gas in Ireland decreased by 7% year-on-year when compared to 2022, … Read more

International Construction Management Day Conference

The 13th International Construction Management Conference will take place Thursday 8th February 2024, at Atlantic Technological University, Sligo Campus.  The International Construction Management Day Conference has previously been hosted by the brilliant Dr. Martin Taggart at the ATU Galway campus for the past 12 years (GMIT) and will now take place as an in-person event in … Read more

Build Digital Launch Annual Survey Investigating the level of Digital Transformation in the Irish Construction sector

Build Digital are pleased to launch our Annual Survey investigating the level of digital transformation in the Irish Construction and Built Environment sector. The results of the survey will provide Build Digital with an insight into the extent of digital adoption within the sector in 2023 and capture opinions of how we best work towards … Read more