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ESB to Deliver €150 Million in Savings to Large Businesses

    ESB to Deliver €150 Million in Savings to Large Businesses

Smart Energy Services, a business line in ESB, is to deliver €150 million in savings on energy costs for over 300 large businesses in Ireland and the UK by 2020,

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SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

    SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a research fund of over €2.5 million to support cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects in 2018. The Research, Development and

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Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

    Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

Policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside Dublin, according to new ESRI research. If the current pattern of growth

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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 for internationally-trading companies looking for a near zero emissions European

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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 government investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, allocated through

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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 economy. It is designed to protect the environment from plastic

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£70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

    £70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

NI Water, the Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the Department of Education have announced that an innovative new rainwater garden to help reduce the risk of flooding has been

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Dell Turns E-waste into New Treasures With Industry-first Gold Recycling Programme

    Dell Turns E-waste into New Treasures With Industry-first Gold Recycling Programme

Dell is announcing an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the award-winning Latitude 5285 2-in-1s starting this spring. The pilot follows

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Deadline For Applications For €75,000 ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund Looming

    Deadline For Applications For €75,000 ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund Looming

GIY and Energia are calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2018 and are offering all budding growers the opportunity to apply for

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Climate Change Advisory Council Calls For Urgent New Measures to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Climate Change Advisory Council Calls For Urgent New Measures to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Ireland is not on track to meet its 2020 targets or to decarbonise its economy by 2050, according to the Climate Change Advisory Council’s first Annual Review. “The actions in

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Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

    Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

The amount of packaging waste material being generated in Ireland from online shopping outside the State is growing by 28% per annum and is now over 7,000 tonnes of waste

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Over 120 Communities Nationwide Working on Long-term Energy Plans With SEAI

    Over 120 Communities Nationwide Working on Long-term Energy Plans With SEAI

124 communities across Ireland are now part of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Sustainable Energy Communities network, a rapidly expanding national movement towards a cleaner energy future. The

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GIY and Energia Want to ‘Get Ireland Growing’ With €75,000 Fund

    GIY and Energia Want to ‘Get Ireland Growing’ With €75,000 Fund

GIY in partnership with Energia have launched ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’, a €75,000 pool of funding available to enable food growing by community and voluntary organisations all across Ireland including

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Intel Goes 100% Renewable to Power 360-acre Leixlip Campus

    Intel Goes 100% Renewable to Power 360-acre Leixlip Campus

Intel Ireland has announced that 100% of all electricity supplied to its Leixlip campus in 2016 was generated from indigenous renewable sources, making Intel one of the largest voluntary, private

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Climate Change a Key Priority For Irish Business

    Climate Change a Key Priority For Irish Business

Ireland’s business community is forging ahead with innovations and actions in the area of climate change because it makes good business sense. Those who ignore the sustainability agenda will simply

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Irish Water Preparing For the Future With Development of National Water Resources Plan (NWRP)

    Irish Water Preparing For the Future With Development of National Water Resources Plan (NWRP)

Irish Water is preparing for the future with the development of the first National Water Resources Plan (NWRP). The plan will outline how we move towards a sustainable, secure and

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SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards Recognise Commitment of Irish Businesses

    SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards Recognise Commitment of Irish Businesses

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recently announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards at a gala event which saw Dairygold, Astellas Ireland and M50 Concession Ltd receive

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Burning Solid Fuel is Biggest Threat to Good Air Quality in Ireland

    Burning Solid Fuel is Biggest Threat to Good Air Quality in Ireland

The EPA’s latest report on air quality shows that burning of solid fuel is the biggest threat to good air quality in Ireland, followed by emissions from vehicle exhausts. Despite

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HUB Controls is Named One of Top 3 Global Cleantech Firms

    HUB Controls is Named One of Top 3 Global Cleantech Firms

An Irish company has been placed in a prestigious global list of the Top 3 companies who have achieved outstanding innovation in the cleantech sector. At an event in London,

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Coffeeangel Tackles Cup Waste With Friends of the Earth

    Coffeeangel Tackles Cup Waste With Friends of the Earth

As the Irish Government proposes a 15¢ levy on disposable coffee cups, Coffeeangel and Friends of the Earth are moving ahead with an innovative solution to tackle waste from the

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Citizens’ Assembly Issues Clarion Call For Government to Step Up Climate Action

    Citizens’ Assembly Issues Clarion Call For Government to Step Up Climate Action

Following four days of presentations and deliberation, the Citizens’ Assembly voted to make 13 recommendations for State action on climate change . The Stop Climate Chaos coalition described the the

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Efforts to Prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

    Efforts to Prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the independent state agency responsible for the regulation of the sea-fisheries and the seafood production sectors, co-hosted a workshop with the European Fisheries Control Agency

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East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

    East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

Biscuit manufacturer East Coast Bakehouse has achieved Origin Green membership. To achieve Origin Green accreditation, East Coast Bakehouse had to show sustainability timelines and targets, which were then verified to an

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Thirsty Business – How Water Reuse Can Benefit the Food and Beverage Industry

    Thirsty Business – How Water Reuse Can Benefit the Food and Beverage Industry

By Martin Kunz, EMEA Segment Leader, Industry with Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business Only 2.5 percent of the world’s water

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Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

    Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in

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Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

    Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft

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SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

    SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) to help

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SEAI Says Budget 2018 Shows New Urgency to Deliver a Cleaner Future

    SEAI Says Budget 2018 Shows New Urgency to Deliver a Cleaner Future

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has welcomed the increased funding allocated to it in Budget 2018, which it

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Thermo King manufacturing facility in Galway with zero waste to landfill

    Thermo King manufacturing facility in Galway with zero waste to landfill

The Galway manufacturing facility of Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and

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20 year anniversary for leading water recycling company

    20 year anniversary for leading water recycling company

Aquabio Ltd, one of the UK’s leading water re-use companies, is celebrating 20 years in the industry. The company was

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Draft River Basin Management Plan For Ireland Published

    Draft River Basin Management Plan For Ireland Published

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, has published the draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP)

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Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

    Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

The impact of climate change represents a significant opportunity for Ireland’s Dairy Sector but also poses a threat, a special

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