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Over 430 Representatives from across Public Sector Gather to Progress Energy Saving Strategies

€133 million in savings achieved last year 22 public bodies now certified to international standard on energy management 17 January 2018 – Over 430 representatives from public bodies and government departments today attended the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

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Dell turns e-waste into new treasures with industry-first gold recycling programme

Dell launches industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the award-winning Latitude 5285 2-in-1s Dell announces industry first pilot to reuse gold from e-waste in millions of new motherboards including

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There’s always a better way… FM Ireland, 6 -7 March 2018, RDS Dublin

There’s always a better way… FM Ireland, 6 -7  March 2018, RDS Dublin Product – People – Practices   Facilities Management Ireland (FM Ireland), 6 – 7  March 2017, RDS, Dublin is a unique opportunity for all those involved and

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Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028

Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028. Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others manufacture the big vehicles – mainly hybrid – while other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions. Pure electric is a

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GoCar welcomes inclusion of car-sharing in Draft Design Standards for New Apartments

GoCar has today welcomed the Department Of Housing’s inclusion of car-sharing schemes as part of the solution to delivering sustainable car-free developments. With Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy identifying a removal of the need for parking in today’s new draft guidelines

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Ireland’s Bioenergy Day – From 18TH December We Rely Solely on Bioenergy to Meet Our Energy Demand.

Bioenergy is Europe’s leading renewable energy source. According to Eurostat data and calculations by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), bioenergy will account for 11% of the final energy consumption in the EU-28 this year. Other renewable energy sources, like hydropower,

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Sharp rise in gas prices drives up Bord Gáis Energy Index in November

The Bord Gáis Energy Index for November was up by 9% as the wholesale prices of oil, gas and electricity all rallied during the month.  Gas prices rose by a hefty 17% from October’s levels as cooler temperatures and higher

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IRELAND’S ENERGY USE IS NOT REDUCING FAST ENOUGH

Individuals, businesses and communities are central to addressing the problem according to SEAI 12 December 2017: Ireland’s energy use is not reducing fast enough and individuals, businesses and communities will be central to addressing the problem according to Jim Gannon,

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UL researchers squeeze low-cost electricity from sustainable biomaterial

Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research carried out at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Scientists at UL’s Bernal Institute

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Ireland needs to wake up and wake up soon or face massive EU environmental fines – Commissioner Hogan

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan issued a stark warning that Ireland will face massive fines unless it improves its environmental performance. Speaking at the Department of Agriculture’s Food Wise conference in Dublin, Hogan said Ireland needs to

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