Data centres power usage up 32% in 2021 from 2020 – CSO

There has been a significant increase in the amount of electricity consumed by data centres in Ireland. According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, there was a 32.3% increase in electricity consumed by data centres in 2021 compared to 2020. The CSO attributes this to both more data centres being added to the … Read more

Cork University Hospital awarded its third Green Flag

Cork, 27th April 2022: Cork University Hospital (CUH) has become the first hospital worldwide to be awarded its third Green Flag from An Taisce, on behalf of the International Foundation for Environmental Education in March 2022. Green Flags are awarded to campuses that have demonstrated they have implemented a seven-step programme of environmental management across … Read more

Mercedes-Benz EQXX demonstrates 620-mile range

Mercedes has put its EQXX electric concept saloon to the test in a road trip that saw it travel more than 620 miles in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge. The vehicle travelled from the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the … Read more

Cheaper heat pumps: Octopus changes colour to RED in Craigavon

Generator-retailer Octopus is deepening its industry-disrupting interest in heat pumps, buying Renewable Energy Devices, a specialist manufacturer in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. Despite a government target of 600,000 working units by 2028, pumps’ perceived high price and a shortage of trained fitters kept home installations as low as 35,000 in 2020. Last month though, chancellor Sunak … Read more

Veolia launches its first renewable fuelled fleet

Following the contract start on 1 April, Veolia has launched a brand new fleet of green fuelled vehicles to collect waste and recycling, including food and garden waste, from residents across the Broadland district. In a first for Veolia in the UK, the fleet will be solely powered by renewable Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, HVO. Reducing … Read more

Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Gateway to Europe and soon to be Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, Rosslare Europort announces big plans for the future.  Rosslare Europort management is announcing plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, with the potential to create 2,000 jobs. After a history making 2021 … Read more