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Electric Ireland Signs €60 Million Supply Contract

    Electric Ireland Signs €60 Million Supply Contract

Electric Ireland has announced a new contract with the Office of Government Procurement worth over €60 million to supply electricity to Government bodies and security services across Ireland over the next three years.

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Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

    Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

Businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new three million pound energy services fund aimed at helping them slash overheads and cut their carbon footprint. Spearheaded by InterTradeIreland

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ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

    ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

ESB is to trial pilot projects with five international energy start-ups, cementing its commitment to delivering value-driven solutions for a low-carbon world. The start-ups – ev.energy (UK), Solandeo (Germany), Akselos

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

    The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

TDM Consultancy Services can assist with linking technology and the environment using a revolutionary new platform, with the assistance of London South Bank University. The proprietor, Tina Irving, has a

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Only 16% of Coastal Areas and Waterways Are Clean

    Only 16% of Coastal Areas and Waterways Are Clean

While the majority of Irish towns are clean, our beaches and waterways are not, according to the latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). A study

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

    Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will

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Limerick Wins European Green City Award

    Limerick Wins European Green City Award

Limerick has won the title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities along with the Belgian city of Mechelen. The Finnish city of Lahti won the European Commission’s European

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest over €3 billion in Irish renewable energy generation and related

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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

    EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment has been launched. The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL)

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HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

    HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

HEINEKEN Ireland has published its 2018 Sustainability Report which saw the brewer achieve a 58% reduction in CO2 production since 2008, far exceeding its own 20% target. This achievement underscores

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Climate Action Plan Launched

    Climate Action Plan Launched

The Government has published the Climate Action Plan, designed to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The far-reaching plan sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds

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Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which deploys the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

    Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the

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Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

    Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted

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Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

    Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

Belfast City Council and Colu, a UK & Israel based tech company, have announced a partnership to launch an innovative city currency. Known as Belfast Coin, it is designed to empower residents, local businesses,

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

    Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of

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AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

    AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, has announced that its clients received €2.5 million from the resale of their old IT equipment in 2018 – 25% more than the

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

    Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed

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Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

    Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

The Government has launched a €600,000 funding opportunity for novel approaches to promote the circular economy, maximise resource efficiency and reduce waste. It will fund innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready

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EcoOnline Expands Irish Presence in Limerick

    EcoOnline Expands Irish Presence in Limerick

EcoOnline has officially opened a new 7,000 square ft office in Limerick, doubling its office space in an ongoing commitment to innovation and growth in the Irish and UK market.

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Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

    Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has set out its key objectives. The industry leading group aims

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SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

    SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With

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Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

    Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has announced a commercial agreement to process 70,000 tonnes

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned

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Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

    Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

Sales of waste handling and processing equipment are conservatively expected to increase by 5% to 10% annually in unit terms

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015.

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New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

    New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370

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SEAI’s EXEED Certification Helps Businesses Cut Costs and Reduce Energy Consumption

    SEAI’s EXEED Certification Helps Businesses Cut Costs and Reduce Energy Consumption

Businesses, large and small, as well as public bodies are achieving energy savings with support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of

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UN Green Finance Network For Climate Change to Establish its European Hub in Dublin

    UN Green Finance Network For Climate Change to Establish its European Hub in Dublin

A major United Nations programme that encourages global financial centres to place sustainable and green finance at the heart of

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Cabinet Approval For Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

    Cabinet Approval For Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

The Government has approved the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). The new Scheme will incentivise the introduction of sufficient

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Rolls Royce Treatment For Train Engines Targets 19% Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

    Rolls Royce Treatment For Train Engines Targets 19% Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

Iarnród Éireann has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to retrofit new gear transmissions to a 3-carriage Intercity train, to assess

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New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

    New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway,

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ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

    ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

ESB has launched a call to action to the Irish public and industry to help the country move to a

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Record Levels of Electrical and Battery Waste Recycling in Ireland in 2017

    Record Levels of Electrical and Battery Waste Recycling in Ireland in 2017

WEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme powered the most successful year in its history in 2017. WEEE Ireland recycled

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil

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We Need to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – EPA Emissions Projections Show

    We Need to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – EPA Emissions Projections Show

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projections show that Ireland’s total greenhouse gas emissions will increase from current levels to

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Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

    Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

Veolia Ireland, experts in water, waste and energy resource management, is challenging Irish manufacturing to assess and incorporate global trends

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SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

    SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

Dublin-based Solar AdTek, the leading developer and supplier of innovative solar powered lighting for outdoor advertising, has completed an upgrade of

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New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

    New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

Blockbusters Environmental Services recently recruited six new staff with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has now won a new

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Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

    Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

Calor Gas, Ireland’s longest established supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstown

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstown

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has commenced a 6 week pre-draft public consultation process on a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for

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Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

    Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Show, Ireland’s leading business energy event returns to the RDS on Wednesday, 18 April

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ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

    ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, has announced the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Westcott Park, Buckinghamshire

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EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

    EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA has released data and information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland for 2016. The data updates the

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Only 11% of Irish Businesses Using Renewable Energy

    Only 11% of Irish Businesses Using Renewable Energy

Irish businesses have yet to make the switch to renewable energy but are looking for cleaner energy alternatives, according to

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EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

    EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

Half way through the implementation of the EU’s action plan for a maritime strategy in the Atlantic, an independent study finds it has spurred

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Record Year For Kingspan

    Record Year For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year

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A Major EU Climate Innovation Summit to be Held in Dublin in Year of Sustainable Business 2018

    A Major EU Climate Innovation Summit to be Held in Dublin in Year of Sustainable Business 2018

Ireland will this year play host to Europe’s biggest summit on Climate Innovation, as part of an official programme of

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Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

    Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

The Government has published The National Development Plan 2018–2027, the most recent in the series of such capital plans adopted

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EU Market For Electric Cars is Highly Fragmented

    EU Market For Electric Cars is Highly Fragmented

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles

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European Commission Takes Ireland Back to Court and Proposes Fines

    European Commission Takes Ireland Back to Court and Proposes Fines

The European Commission is taking Ireland back to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to comply with part

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Lidl Ireland Commits to Reduce Food Waste

    Lidl Ireland Commits to Reduce Food Waste

Lidl Ireland has signed the Food Waste Forum Charter as part of the Retail Action Group for Food Waste. This

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Ireland’s First Near Zero Emissions Zone a Magnet For Business and Jobs

    Ireland’s First Near Zero Emissions Zone a Magnet For Business and Jobs

Three counties have come together to create a low carbon, energy efficient zone which they say will be a unique magnet

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Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

    Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its annual results for 2017. It shows a record €105 million

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

    European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular

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