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Cork City Council gains international certification for its commitment

Cork City Council has achieved international certification for its commitment to energy efficiency within the organisation and therefore to reducing its carbon footprint. The international ISO 50001 standard outlines international best practice in energy management within an organisation. Cork City

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BrightWind Doubles Workforce to Meet Growing Demand for Renewable Energy Consultancy Services

Dublin, Ireland, 3 June 2020, BrightWind today announced that it has doubled its workforce and taken on five (5) new team members to meet the increase in demand for its renewable energy consultancy services. BrightWind, founded in 2015 by Shane Martin

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Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2 June 2020 — Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. Renewable Power Generation Costs

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But lack of suitable port means offshore wind farms may be built from ports on Britain’s west coast

Offshore wind energy could create 2,500 jobs over the next ten years and attract over €42 billion in lifetime investment. However, Ireland’s offshore wind farms will be built from bases outside the country, losing billions of this potential investment, unless

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COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

  To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.   WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past

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Awards to showcase excellence in climate action

19 May 2020: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched its annual SEAI Energy Awards and is calling on climate action champions to showcase their achievements. Now in their 17th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward

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Priva welcomes leadership from CIBSE on re-occupation of buildings

The publication of clear guidance from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) on the measures that must be taken prior to the re-occupation of buildings, will give building owners a clear roadmap for the months ahead – says Priva

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Atkins working with Environment Agency to restore UK rivers and wetlands, and support natural flood management

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to the Environment Agency’s third Ecological Services Framework, also known as EcoSF3. On EcoSF3, Atkins will support the delivery of river restoration; wetland management and restoration; natural flood management; geomorphological

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People urged to conserve water in light of increased demand due to Covid-19

Irish Water is appealing to people to conserve water when they can following a significant upsurge in usage since the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions. It said treatment plants are already working to their maximum capacity. Irish Water said domestic metering data shows

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Lidl Ireland Introduces Plant-Based Milk Carton to Own-Brand Range Saving 160 Tonnes of CO2 Equivalents Annually

Lidl Ireland, together with Connacht-based supplier Aurivo Co-operative, has announced the introduction of plant-based milk cartons to their Coolree Creamery own-brand range. The new cartons will save 160 tonnes of CO2 equivalents annually and have a 31% lower carbon footprint

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