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Ireland’s first Electric Bus takes to the road, commissioned by Tifco Hotel group

Ireland’s first fully-electric bus went into operation today, representing another milestone in the country’s transition to a low-carbon future. The Volvo bus – commissioned by Tifco Hotel Group – will operate an 8km round trip between the Crowne Plaza and

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NTR Fund Acquires 19.2MW Ballycumber Windfarm Increasing Its Portfolio To 515MW

NTR  has added a further 19.2 MW to its renewable energy platform through the acquisition of Ballycumber windfarm, located in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The project was acquired by the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II, a wind, solar and energy

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Fota Island Resort is buzzing — with pro-pollinator plans and sustainability ideas

One third of Irish bee species are threatened with extinction because the amount of food and safe nesting sites in our landscapes have been drastically reduced. Fota Island Resort is committed to introducing and implementing initiatives that can help create

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Obton to invest €300m in the Irish solar energy sector

Obton has today announced details of its €300m investment in the Irish solar energy sector. Obton, a Danish solar photovoltaic (PV) business, and its Irish partner Shannon Energy, will develop up to 500 MW of solar PV projects in Ireland

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ELECTRIC IRELAND LAUNCHES BRIGHTER ENERGY PROGRAMME

Today, Electric Ireland, Ireland’s leading energy provider, officially announced its Brighter Energy Programme to drive awareness and empower customers to maximise energy efficiency. The programme will be supported by the release of new products and services, including a 100% Green

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Wholesale Gas Prices Dropped to a 10-Year Low During 2019

Wholesale gas prices decreased to a ten-year low in 2019, while the introduction of the new SEM marketplace in October 2018 is starting to have a dampening impact on wholesale electricity prices. According to Naturgy’s 2019 Annual Energy Review and

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New poll confirms overwhelming majority back wind energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association has welcomed the results of an Interactions opinion poll, published today (6 January), which found that 79 per cent of Irish people back wind energy. Confirming the popularity of Ireland’s main source of renewable energy

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Minister Humphreys announces New Round of Tariff Suspension / Quota Schemes

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has today announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes and is calling for applications from manufacturers in the chemicals, microelectronic and related sectors. The tariff suspension scheme offers the possibility for

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Wisetek records a successful 2019

Wisetek, a global leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), re-use and manufacturing services, has recorded sizeable growth in Ireland and globally in 2019. The Cork-based company hired 103 new employees across its global operations and successfully secured new top-tier clients

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Dawn Meats seeks 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under Science Based Targets Initiative

Dawn Meats Group has committed to delivering a 30% reduction by 2030 in greenhouse gas emissions from its own facilities and from the generation of the energy it purchases. The targets have been made under the Science Based Targets Initiative

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