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Sainsbury’s Now the Largest Solar Panel Operator in the UK and Europe

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s has installed 69,500 new photovoltaic solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK. The significant investment means collectively Sainsbury’s supermarkets currently host the largest solar array in the UK and Europe –

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NUI Galway Students Scoop Top Three Prizes at Transport Industry Awards

NUI Galway’s first-year Engineering students have scooped first, second and third prize in the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Ireland ‘Student Idea of the Year’ Awards. The awards are presented to the originators of the most innovative ideas which

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Wind Power Meeting Kyoto Commitments While Climate Negotiations Stall

While UN climate negotiations show no sign of significant progress, calculations from the European Wind Energy Association show that wind energy is achieving over a quarter of the emissions reductions required under the current Kyoto agreement. The recent UN climate

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EU Directive on Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles

The EU directive on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles, which applies to all procurements of vehicles for public transport services from this month, requires public authorities, when buying a vehicle, to take account of its energy

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EU CO2 Emissions From New Cars See Biggest Ever Fall

Average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in the EU dropped by 5% last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, a report just published by the European Commission shows. The Commission report summarising data on emissions from new passenger

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New Tool For Evaluating CO2 Emissions From Commercial Vehicles

European commercial vehicle manufacturers are developing an evaluation tool to calculate real-life CO2 emissions from trucks and buses ahead of purchase. Market forces play an instrumental role in reducing CO2 emissions from road transport and an accurate CO2-calculator would further

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Funding of €9m to 43 Companies Under the Energy Efficiency Fund

Government funding of €9 million has been granted to 43 organisations involving capital investment projects of approximately €25 million, under the national Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) for public and private sector businesses. The projects, 20 of which are public sector,

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