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Mitigation Plan reinforces Governments weak position on climate action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon

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Plan shows Government in Denial over Climate Change

Responding to the publication today of the Government’s long-awaited draft National Mitigation Plan to cut climate-changing emissions, Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan said: “This plan shows Enda Kenny’s Government is in denial over climate change. They don’t deny

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Huge Success for Coillte at RDS Forestry Awards

Coillte had a very successful day at this years RDS Forestry Awards. The awards celebrate the best livestock and forestry producers in the country and the winners were revealed at a ceremony in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin on 3rd

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MEDITE SMARTPLY Wins Sustainability Award at EcoBuild 2017

MEDITE SMARTPLY, producers of innovative timber panel products, have been awarded the most sustainable stand over 60m2 at Ecobuild 2017. The award is given to the exhibitor who has designed and built a stand that can be reused, recycled and

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€6.7 million Initiative to Improve Water Quality off Beaches in Ireland and Wales

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM. The Acclimatize

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Discover Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is inviting businesses to come to the Energy Show 2017, the premier business energy event taking place at the RDS, Dublin in three weeks time on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of April.

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IRELAND’S LOW-CARBON FUTURE A KEY FOCUS FOR IERC CONFERENCE 2017

The global ‘trilemma’ on how to provide sustainable, stable and cost effective carbon-neutral energy is also a real challenge for Ireland.  The EU has a 20% energy savings target through use of renewables such as wind, solar, wave and biomass

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Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products. Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties thereby forming a composite material.

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Energia shines light on energy savings for Harry Corry

Headquartered in Belfast, Harry Corry has more than 50 retail outlets throughout Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland and employs more than 600 staff. They sell curtains, bedding, curtain poles, lamps, mattresses, furniture, wallpaper, cushions and rugs. In

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Dell Ships First Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Its Industry

Dell announces the technology industry’s first shipment of ocean plastics packaging, the result of an innovative, commercial-scale pilot program. Dell recycled plastics collected from waterways and beaches for use in the new packaging tray for its Dell XPS 13 2-in-1,

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