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Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

    Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products. Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to

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Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

    Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders

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Irish-Based Oil and Gas Explorer Drills in West Africa

Tullow, an Irish oil and gas explorer stated that its project in West Africa is on schedule. The Ten project, based in Ghana, is expected to see oil within the next three weeks.

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Minister Naughten Awards €20m in Community Energy Grants

Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has announced that 38 community energy projects are to receive €20m in grant funding through the Better Energy Communities scheme

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Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

    Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

The Irish Green Building Council has launched Ireland’s first sustainable homes label to encourage the construction of quality residential housing developments.

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A takeover by Sunny Hill for exploration firm Petroceltic has come to a close

A potential takeover by Sunny Hill a company owned by Petroceltic’s biggest shareholder Worldview has come to a close after the timing for acceptance on the £6.4m bid lapsed. Last month, Petroceltic

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Another World’s First for Prysmian’s Flextube®

Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has marked the launch of local manufacture of its new Flextube® cable technology last week with yet another world’s

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SEAI calls on organisations to build on €1billion energy savings

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today called on organisations to build on the €1 billion in energy savings that have already been achieved by entrants to the Sustainable

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Energy efficiency is vital to Ireland achieving its renewable energy targets

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has today published a report detailing the actions needed to meet our energy efficiency and renewable energy targets by 2020, which will also

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€500m is to be invested into new Irish wind farms

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) expects to spend €500 million on building new wind farms in the country over the next four years. The lobby group for wind farm developers

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Lisheen mine makes final shipment

Mining and energy company Vedanta Resources said its Lisheen mine in Co Tipperary made its final shipment last week, completing planned closure of the site. Vedanta Resources, which also produces

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€1m energy upgrade completed at Saint John of God Hospital

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D. visited Saint John of God Hospital in Stillorgan following the completion of a €1 million energy upgrade.  The upgrade works

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Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

    Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

UK-based infrastructure and energy company Elgar Middleton could spend €66 million developing six solar plants around Limerick. Sites have already been identified and partner Edward Elgar said planning applications and

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Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

    Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

Minister for Energy Alex White, TD, announced today  €20 million in grant offers for local communities under the 2016 Better Energy Communities scheme. The scheme, which is administered by the

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Carbon content of Irish electricity generation hits record low last year

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

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Viridian brings 35 jobs to Belfast with €28m investment

As part of a €28m investment, Viridian Group, is to create 35 IT jobs over the next three years in its Belfast office. Viridian, the parent company of Energia, says

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SEAI Chief Executive moves to a senior post at the International Energy Agency in Paris

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced that Dr Brian Motherway will leave his CEO post in SEAI in early December to take up a new role as

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DCC acquires French supplier Butagaz in €464m deal

The Irish distribution group, DCC, has completed the the acquisition of Butagaz, a French liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier, in a deal worth €464m. The deal, which is the biggest in DCC’s

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Ireland’s largest gathering of key stakeholders involved in creating a sustainable Ireland is fast approaching

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

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Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

    Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

According to Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy, Bord ná Mona requires a strategy for an alternative energy supply. This news comes after Bord na Mona’s planning permission for its Offaly plant

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Greenroom Investments to raise €100m to develop European solar farm portfolio

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

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200 jobs for Limerick as a result of smoky coal ban

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

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

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

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Minister White announces €3.5million in Government funding to three Irish marine energy firms

  Minister Alex White announced Government funding of €3.5million to three Irish marine energy firms for the development and testing

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ESB opens new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford

Minister for Energy Alex White TD  today opened the new €33m Woodhouse Wind Farm in County Waterford, a key part

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Energy efficiencies delivered as RTÉ signs up to SEAI’s Public Sector Energy Partnership

  RTÉ has signed up to an energy partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to adopt cost

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€130m made available for energy efficiency projects in Irish homes

The Government has set aside €130m as a dedicated fund to promote programmes for energy efficiency and renewable energy, with

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Irish energy R&D projects secure €18m EU funding in the last year

  Since last year, Irish energy research projects have successfully secured €18m in EU funds for Ireland.  That is according

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Up to €150,000 of funding available for Small Business Innovation Research

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), in co-operation with Enterprise Ireland have called on innovative companies to develop smart

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€118m invested in energy upgrades maintain 2,400 jobs in 2014 Over 25,000 homes and buildings supported by SEAI managed schemes

Energy upgrades worth €118m saw 24,600 homes and 900 public and commercial buildings improved, and 2,400 jobs maintained through the

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