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NUI Galway to Launch Ryan Institute With Public Symposium

NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research will be officially launched on Tuesday, 10 July, by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. The Ryan Institute has over 300 researchers making it Ireland’s largest

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UK’s Largest Energy From Waste Facility Opens

The UK’s largest energy from waste (EfW) facility has been officially opened by Cory Environmental at Belvedere in Bexley, London. The new Riverside Resource Recovery (RRR) facility plays a crucial role in the integrated waste management solution which Cory Environmental

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Ireland Hosts World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy – 13–18 May – Dublin Convention Centre

Ireland is preparing to host a major international Congress on Water, Climate and Energy over six days at the Dublin Convention Centre, from 13th -18th May. Several hundred delegates from over 60 countries will debate with world experts in various

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Economic Recovery Brings Return to Growth of CO2 Emissions

A new Worldwatch Institute report stresses the urgent need for cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (C02) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8

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Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt Awarded Gold Standard at Green Hospitality Awards

Following the Silver award received by The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in 2010, a Gold Standard recognition was this year awarded to the hotel by the Green Hospitality Awards on account of the improvements made by the hotel and the Environmental Action

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Offshore Wind Energy Drives European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly. The

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Top Experts Come Together at NUI Galway to Discuss Best Way of Putting Energy to Work for Ireland

As part of NUI Galway Energy Night experts from the fields of business, enterprise and investment, innovation and energy technology will come together to debate ‘Putting Energy to Work for Ireland’ on Tuesday, 6 March. The Energy Night will run

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UK Sustainable Business Spending Will Grow Twenty Times Faster Than UK GDP

Spending by large UK firms on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives will grow at an average of 16% a year between 2012 and 2015, according to a new market forecast from independent analyst firm Verdantix. The growth in sustainable business

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20% of Global Energy From Biomass Without Damaging Food Production

A new report suggests that up to one fifth of global energy could be provided by biomass (plants) without damaging food production. The report reviews more than 90 global studies. It has been produced by the Technology and Policy Assessment

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Growing Support For 2030 EU Energy and Climate Targets

The European Parliament’s influential Industry Committee (ITRE) has voted to call on the European Commission to “analyse and if appropriate to increase the legally binding renewable energy target beyond.” This is the latest signal that European Union policy makers are

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