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Limerick wastewater treatment plant among first to be powered by solar energy

THE NEWCASTLE West wastewater treatment plant is now being powered by solar energy, making it one of the first in Ireland to use sustainable energy. Newcastle West was selected,  along with Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as part of a pilot project

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Bord Gáis Energy Index Increased 5% In July

The Bord Gáis Energy Index gained 5% in July and is now 14% below the comparable period last year. The key driver behind the increase was electricity prices, which gained 17% over the month on lower wind output and outages

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Upwing Energy Awarded 10 New Patents for Key Technologies in Downhole Rotating Devices

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded 10 new patents to Upwing Energy for critical enabling technologies in the company’s downhole rotating tools and proprietary methods used to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery. Upwing Energy has made

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Cork-based Wisetek partners with Samsung and the Washington D.C. Department of Energy & Environment to collect e-waste at events across the US capital

Wisetek Solutions, a global leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), re-use and manufacturing services, which is headquartered in County Cork, today announced a partnership in the United States with the Washington D.C. Library System and Samsung Electronics America to hold

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Optimising Digester Feeding

Lower costs, fewer malfunctions: switching to liquid feeding Biogas represents an important component in today’s mix of energy sources in many industrialised countries with huge future potential in Ireland. Ongoing developments in the renewable energy sector are placing new demands

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SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables launch €100,000 Scholarship Fund for Bright Sparks

SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables, co-owners of Galway Wind Park, have partnered up with National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), and FORUM Connemara CLG to launch the first ever Galway Wind Park scholarship programme. The

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Tower Hamlets Carbon Offset Fund for LED upgrade will help to deliver £8.8K annual savings

Lansbury Lawrence Primary School is on track to significantly reduce its annual energy use following an upgrade to LED lighting financed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Carbon Offset Fund. Lansbury Lawrence Primary School in the Poplar area of

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Cork wind farm becomes second to be bought by Amazon in Ireland

Amazon has bought a second wind farm in Ireland. It comes after the online retail firm announced in April it was to buy all the energy from a wind farm in Co. Donegal. The Cork project will supply clean energy

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Amarenco and Infram Energy successfully close a €158 million financing programme

Amarenco, the independent renewable energy power company, through its investment platform Infram Energy has reached financial close of the final tranche of a total of €123 million in long term financing facilities for its operational solar asset portfolio, mixing both

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Turning carbon into cash: Irish projects to watch

Electric cars and renewable energy alone are not going to solve the climate crisis. The biggest carbon generators are not what we might expect. And industry will increasingly need to capture and sequester carbon in order to stop it escaping

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