Bristol, Copenhagen and Frankfurt Shortlisted for 2014 European Green Capital Award

Bristol, Copenhagen and Frankfurt have been chosen as the three finalists in the competition to find Europe’s Green Capital for 2014. They have been selected from the 18 cities that applied for the 2014 award. The finalists were proposed by an independent panel of experts. Four cities have been awarded the title of European Green … Read more

Men More Aware of Energy Efficiency Schemes than Women

While the women of Ireland are more environmentally friendly than their male counterparts (93% of women compared to 86% of men), a recent national survey shows that men are significantly more aware of household energy efficiency schemes. In a survey of 500 people across Ireland, conducted independently by a research agency on behalf of the … Read more

Palm Oil Insulation Could Transform Transformers

Research by a University of Leicester student has identified an environmentally friendly alternative to a major industrial use of oil. Abdelghaffar Abdelmalik, who is studying for a PhD in the University’s Department of Engineering, has discovered a way to treat palm kernel oil so that it can be used to insulate electrical transformers. Transformers use … Read more

Flogas is Right on Target For Applegreen

Flogas is now supplying the LP Gas required to power the CHP (combined heat and power) units located at the six Applegreen Motorway Service Areas on the M1 at Lusk and Castlebellingham and the M4 at Enfield. Each location is fifty times the size of an average service station and on a par with the … Read more

Marks & Spencer Aims to Become World’s Most Sustainable Major Retailer

Marks & Spencer is continuing to make major progress in its UK and Irish operations towards its Plan A eco and ethical programme to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer by 2015. M&S stores, offices and distribution centres in the UK and Ireland are now recycling 92% of their operational waste, up from the … Read more

First Harvest of Achill Island Sustainably Produced Turbot

Achill Island Turbot, which specialises in sustainably produced turbot on Ireland’s west coast, has reaped its first harvest. The company was established in 2008 by Michael Flanagan and Raymond Mairs with the objective of creating a world class recirculation aquaculture facility on Achill Island. Sustainability is at the heart of the operation with the company’s … Read more

Recyclable Lunchtime Packaging For School Children

There are over 492,000 primary school children in Ireland each bringing in over 2 million packed lunches weekly (or 80 million per year). Mother of four Shauna Walsh thought there must be a more environmentally friendly and easier to open method to pack the kids sandwiches. She developed the Paper Lunch Bags. The environmentally friendly … Read more

Lita Lighting Relocates to Ireland and Plans Further Exansion

Lita Lighting, one of the world’s largest suppliers of LED lighting solutions, has announced the creation of up to 20 jobs in Dublin and plans to invest in a further 80-90 jobs at a manufacturing plant based in Cork, following the recent opening of its new headquarters in Finglas. Lita Lighting designs, manufactures and distributes … Read more

EIB Provides £450m to Ford for New Generation of Environmentally-friendly Engines

European Investment Bank funding for research and development of a new era of low-carbon engines and commercial vehicle technologies at Ford manufacturing plants across the UK was signed off today at Ford’s Dunton technical centre. The package, backed by a 80% loan guarantee from the UK government, forms part of Ford’s £1.5 billion engine and … Read more