The Leading Supplier of Irish Blue Cheese to the Hospitality & Grocer Retail Sectors Irish energy supplier Vayu Energy has signed a renewable electricity deal with Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, one of Ireland’s most successful producers of handmade cheeses. Valued at €130,000, the agreement will see Vayu Energy supply the family-owned business with 100% green electricity … Read more

Energy Saving Solutions for Your Business at SEAI’s Energy Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Show 2016 takes place at the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of April. This annual two-day business event, which last year saw up to 200 companies exhibit their energy saving products and services, is the premier business energy exhibition in Ireland and a must … Read more

Company Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd. Ireland’s Finest Oysters

Company Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd Sector Shellfish Chief products Pacific Oysters Sustainability headlines Energy consumption to be reduced by 5% year-on-year up to 2018.  Amount of waste sent to landfill to be reduced by 10% by 2018.  Stretch target to source 15% of Triploid oyster seed from certified hatchery in Ireland by 2018. … Read more

The EPA welcomes publication of Central Statistics Office data on environmental attitudes

The EPA welcomed the publication on the 15th of March, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), of the results of the Quarterly National Household Survey module on Household Environmental Behaviours. Commenting on the results Mr. Dara Lynott, Director, EPA Office of Environmental Sustainability said: “This publication provides valuable and comprehensive information on people’s attitudes and behaviours … Read more

Commission invests nearly €31 million for quicker market access of 15 innovative projects

The European Commission is awarding €30.5 million to 15 innovative projects [pdf ] involving 68 partners in 16 countries to help speed up their access to the market. Under the third round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) scheme, run under the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The projects include designing intelligent sensor enabled eyewear, developing … Read more

Saving water from waste in chemical plants

Dow Benelux plastics plant on the southern coast of the Netherlands cannot pump water from the ground, it must buy it from a supplier located dozens of kilometres away, uses it once and then pours it out into the sea. “We need approximately 20 million cubes annually of fresh water. And that’s a bit of … Read more

Know your Environmental Footprint

The European Commission takes stock of progress towards an EU-wide method to measure the Environmental Footprint of 26 products and organisations. The European Commission is halfway through a pilot phase testing the Environmental Footprint method for a number of products and organisations. This is the first attempt to create a tool to compare similar products … Read more

Keep your business up to speed on the energy scene!

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Show 2016 takes place at the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2016. The annual two-day business event, which last year saw over 160 companies exhibit their sustainable energy products and services, gives attendees the unique opportunity to view the latest products from … Read more

Environmental Management Systems guidance document revised

BSI, the business standards company has revised ISO 14004 – Environmental Management Systems. Originally published in 1996 to provide guidance on creating an Environmental Management System (EMS), it also supports ISO 14001 the EMS high level requirements standard. ISO 14004 has had minor updates since first publication and has been revised to bring the standard … Read more


NTR plc today announces the successful and final close of its wind investment fund, NTR Wind 1, with the addition of a further €50 million secured from Strathclyde Pension Fund and €35 million from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.  Strathclyde Pension Fund and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund join previously announced investors NTR plc and … Read more