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Europe’s First Hydropower Bus and Tram Interchange

Construction has started on a new transport interchange at Rochdale in England that will become the first in Europe with integrated hydropower generation. The £11.5 million interchange, is next to the River Roch, the river that gave theLancashiretown its name.

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Heating Systems Fuelled by LPG in Ireland are 18% Lower in Carbon Emissions

A new report, commissioned by SHV Energy, has found that European residential heating systems fuelled by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are 20 per cent lower in carbon emissions, compared to those fuelled by heating oil. The study, Carbon footprints of

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Global Buyers to Increase Green Demands on Irish Exporters

Irish manufacturers must increasingly be able to measure and reduce their carbon footprint if they are to succeed on export markets, according to the latest BearingPoint Green Supply Chain Monitor 2010-11. The report finds that about two thirds of European

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New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

The water and carbon footprint of wasted household food in the UK has been identified for the first time, highlighting the major environmental consequences of food waste, both domestically and globally. The report, ‘The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household

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EasyJet Tests Nano Technology For Fuel Efficiency

EasyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has become the first commercial airline to trial a revolutionary nano-technology coating on its aircraft aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency. The ultra thin coating, already used on US military aircraft, is a

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Irish IT Specialist Goes Carbon Neutral

Dublin-based information technology outsourcing specialist IT Force has become the first IT services company in Ireland to be certified as a CarbonNeutral company. The initiative will see over 66 tonnes of CO2 neutralised in the first year. IT Force’s CarbonNeutral

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Volvic’s ‘Greener Bottle’ Made From 20% Sugarcane Waste

Volvic Natural Mineral Water has launched its new ‘Greener Bottle’ made partially from sugarcane waste. Volvic has developed brand new technology to create a 100% recyclable PET plastic using this renewable plant material, and is the first company to introduce

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Healthcare Companies Plan Joint €30m Wind Energy Project in Cork

Four healthcare companies, based at Ringskiddy penisula, County Cork, have combined to develop a Eur30 million wind energy project to cut their electricity costs while also reducing their environmental impact. Centocor, DePuy, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have formed the Cork Lower

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Wood Pellet Brites Chosen as Green Fuel For New Eco-friendly Building

Northern Ireland construction company the Graham Group has selected wood pellet ‘brites’, produced by Fermanagh-based Balcas, as the preferred fuel for its new 3,000 sq m eco-friendly headquarters outside Hilsborough in County Down. The new state-of-the-art sustainable building, which was

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