Rentokil is advising householders to be vigilant against rats, mice and other pests that are displaced from sewers, drains and rivers during the floods resulting from recent storms and the frost that set in over the weekend. Water levels are expected to remain high, and rodents will continue to seek food and shelter inside our […]
French company Renault will recall more than 15,000 vehicles to make changes to their engines to bring them into line with emissions standards, Energy Minister Segolene Royal told on Tuesday.
The minister, responsible for the environment and sustainable development, repeated that Renault was not alone in exceeding emissions levels, although she did not name any other carmakers.
The carbon content of electricity generation in Ireland fell to a record low last year, half the level it was in 1990, according to figures published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Renewable electricity helped Ireland avoid 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014, and is now one of the single biggest contributors […]
Pictured are Brian Motherway, CEO, SEAI and Lisa Jackson, vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple
Apple has committed a €1 million fund to promote the development of ocean energy in Ireland.
The fund will help developers who receive a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant to test their ocean energy prototypes in the Galway Bay Ocean Energy […]
A £107 million energy plant at Belfast’s harbour estate could bring around 250 jobs to the construction sector.
What will be the north’s largest energy-from-waste facility, providing 14.85 megawatts of energy from household waste, will also provide work for an additional 20 employees once it is up and running.
The financial case for the long-awaited Full Circle […]
Irish Water is investing €5million to construct a new wastewater treatment plant in Kinvara.
The new plant will be located at Ballybranagan and Irish Water says its design, now entering its final stages, will allow for future population growth and tourist numbers.
Over the next two weeks, Irish Water will host meetings with community groups to address […]
On November 3rd 2015, the Aviva Stadium will see the largest ever gathering of key stakeholders responsible for delivering a more sustainable Ireland.
The National Sustainability Summit serves as a forum where business leaders, innovators, regulators and Government can examine both the commercial opportunities in the emerging green economy as well as the challenges faced in […]
Solar21 CEO Michael Bradley and CFO Andrew Bradley
A new Irish renewable energy fund is aiming to raise €100m before Christmas and start building up a portfolio of solar farms across Europe.
Fledgling fund Greenroom Investments received regulatory approval from the Central Bank earlier in the year, making it one of the first investment funds in the […]
RTÉ were amongst the winners at the Pakman 2015 Awards last night.
The broadcaster won in the Food Waste Management Category.
RTÉ’s entry related to a “Closed Loop” Project managed by Eileen Duggan, RTÉ Property and Services, involving Baxter Storey (with support from Keelings) and Lynk Taxis.
Every day, between 5pm and 7pm surplus (but within shelf life) food is […]
The recent Government decision to ban smoky coal yesterday yielded a 200-jobs industry for the port of Foynes.
CPL Industries, Europe’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of smokeless solid fuel products for the domestic heating market plans to have 200 employees in Limerick by 2018.
The jobs come as part of a €22m investment from CPL fuels for […]
The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]
Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today welcomed a letter from the EU Climate Commissioner, which says that Ireland is on course to meet its EU greenhouse gas emissions targets by 2020. Under EU binding targets, Ireland is obliged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, compared to 2005 levels.
“EU Climate Commissioner Arias […]
Pictured officially opening ESB’s €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in Co.Waterford today is Paddy Hayes ESB Executive Director Generation and Wholesale Markets and Minister for Energy Alex White T.D.
Minister for Energy Alex White TD today opened the new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford, a key part of ESB’s Wind Development programme.
The new renewable energy […]
The European Parliament this week adopted its position ahead of the upcoming 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21.
The adopted document will now give a mandate the Parliamentary delegation that will travel to December’s conference in Paris to put their mark on the Global Agreement that is expected to be reached.
This agreement, which […]
With the aim of contributing to global environmental sustainability, Toyota has developed an ambitious set of goals to be achieved over the next 35 years.
Addressing key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion, and degradation of biodiversity, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and […]
Bord na Móna plans to stop harvesting peat by 2030 in what it described as the “biggest change of land use in modern Irish history”.
It will invest in green energy production, including wind and solar farms, and ramp-up production of biomass to fuel its Edenderry power plant.
About 15,000 hectares of willow will be planted and […]
Manufacturing and engineering group Tricel is to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months. 40 of these jobs will be based in the company’s headquarters in Killarney and be worth an extra €2.4m to the local economy.
The IDA revealed that 9,000 jobs were announced in the first half of 2015, up from 8,000 announced during the same period last year.
Iconic Translation Machines, a leading Irish translation software company, today announces that it is creating 15 new jobs at its headquarters in Glasnevin, Dublin. The positions will be filled by December 2016 and will bring the total employment at the company up to 25.
European offshore wind has set a record for annual capacity installation just six months into 2015.
Australian Wind Prospect Group has created a new asset management platform, Wind Prospect Operations (WPO) with a portfolio of more than 1GW of independent, utility-scale renewable energy projects in Europe.
The portfolio, comprising operating wind and solar energy assets, generates more than €400m as annual production revenues for clients.
WPO integrates the energy firm’s businesses in UK/Ireland […]
Vattenfall has started construction of the Kentish Flats Extension, which is the only offshore wind farm being built in UK this year.
Located off the Kent coast, the extension project is expected to cost more than £150m.
It will involve installation of 15 wind turbines at 8km distance from the coast.
The project is an extension of the […]
Apple is looking to invest more than €400m directly to fund at least six renewable energy projects in Ireland.
The firm has invited partnership proposals from green energy developers to set up multiple new projects, with each having a power generation capacity of up to 50MW, reports The Irish Times.
Apple has planned the projects to meet […]
30th March 2015 – The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) annual business to business event, The Energy Show 2015, was a real success with the exhibition growing 20% and visitors up 10% on last year to 3,800. The show, which took place at the RDS in Dublin on the 25th and 26th March, hosted […]
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the economy will significantly outperform the rest of Europe and grow by a spectacular 5.7% this year. In 2014 the recovery finally reached the domestic economy. Unemployment is falling, investment is on the rise and the […]
Carbon intensity of electricity generation almost halved since 1990
Average home energy consumption down one third compared to 1990
Last year, Ireland’s primary energy and related CO2 emissions fell by 1.2% and 3.8% respectively. That is according to a new report Energy in Ireland 1990-2013 published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Speaking at the launch, […]
An additional 150,000 brown bins have been rolled out to households in Ireland in the past two years by member firms of the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).
This brings to nearly 50pc the number of households with a bin service which are now able to dispose of food and organic waste in their brown bins.
450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014.
In line with the event’s theme of ‘sustainable growth for sustainable profits’, the speakers at the Conference were […]