Environmental

Lights switched off at motorway junctions in bid to cut electricity bill by €1m a year

  Authority says removal of surplus lighting reduces carbon emissions and saves money Lighting has been dimmed, or turned off ...
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Ireland to reap benefits from €84m European renewable energy fund

The European Investment Bank has announced plans to pump €84m into a European-wide renewable energy development, including Ireland. Ireland is ...
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ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist for Davos Sustainability Award

ABP’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious "Circular" sustainability award for its development of a circular economy ...
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Government Announces First Successful projects under Round One of €500 million Climate Action Fund

7 major climate change projects to share €77 million government funding, leveraging a total investment of €300 million in round ...
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European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 ...
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Details of Energy in Poultry Event Announced

The upcoming Energy in Poultry event will look at the various energy saving opportunities for farmers together with renewable energy ...
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Gove shows renewed commitment to environment brief

Michael Gove delivered a detailed and passionate lecture tonight on the UK Government's commitment to tackling climate change. Asked about ...
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Nottingham’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the ...
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Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland Remove Unrecyclable Black Plastic Packaging

Lidl confirmed today it is removing black plastic packaging from its entire fruit and vegetable range across all 195 Ireland ...
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Ireland’s plan for electric vehicles will reduce emissions, but may come at a cost

The level of emissions coming from Ireland's transport sector are undeniably high, which is of particular concern when considering the ...
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EPA supported National Green Teams Programme helps build sustainable business from the frontline

Following its successful launch in 2017, the Green Teams National Programme continues to support green teams and environmental champions through ...
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UCC and ICORSA are awarded €4.5m EU funding for two ambitious Horizon 2020 projects: RRING and GRRIP

After two decades of European initiatives to promote “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in academia, R&D organisations and industrial research, ...
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Facebook’s €300m Irish data centre site is 100pc powered by renewable energy

From left: Mark Hunter, data centre site manager, Facebook, with Niall McEntegart, data centre operations director of EMEA, Facebook. Image: ...
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€111m sale windfall boosts Coillte green energy strategy

Forestry firm to increase its dividend to taxpayers and seek development partner to build wind and solar projects State forestry ...
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Veolia to trial electric bin lorries powered by energy-from-waste

Waste management firm Veolia’s vehicle fleet is set to include two fully-electric bin lorries, which will be charged with power ...
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