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New initiative to turn Ireland’s smartest sustainable ideas into commercial reality Ambitious projects lead the field for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency Research shows real-time data of consumption impact
 
New initiative to turn Ireland’s smartest sustainable ideas into commercial reality

New initiative to turn Ireland’s smartest sustainable ideas into commercial reality

Ambitious projects lead the field for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards

Ambitious projects lead the field for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards

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

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

Research shows real-time data of consumption impact

Research shows real-time data of consumption impact

New initiative to turn Ireland’s smartest sustainable ideas into commercial reality

New initiative to turn Ireland’s smartest sustainable ideas into commercial reality

04 October 2016

Sustainable Nation Ireland has launched the €1 million “2o Platform” to support the growth of sustainable businesses by turning the smartest low-carbon ideas and products into commercial reality. The body promoting Ireland as a hub for sustainable business has established this platform for companies developing resource-efficiency solutions to help them achieve this goal of situating […]

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Ambitious projects lead the field for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards

Ambitious projects lead the field for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards

04 October 2016

Members of the public have been invited to vote online in the “Leadership” category of this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards, with the companies contending for the prize including Abbott, Johnson and Johnson, Musgrave Group and Aurivo. Organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, the awards recognise the ambitious and the practical solutions companies use […]

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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

09 December 2015

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 Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has supported 260 community energy efficiency projects over the last four years. As a result over 12,000 homes and […]

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Research shows real-time data of consumption impact

Research shows real-time data of consumption impact

04 December 2015

When we think about global warming many of us immediately think about cars and industry ruining the planet, but does this tell the whole story? Figures highlighted by Farm Machinery Locator show that there are nearly 8.3 million cows in the UK alone; cattle which provide us with hundreds of thousands of litres of milk […]

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SEAI-and-Apple

Apple commits €1m to promote the development of ocean energy in Galway

16 November 2015

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 Test Site. Apple in turn are looking at the potential of ocean energy to power their […]

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Carbon content of Irish electricity generation hits record low last year

Carbon content of Irish electricity generation hits record low last year

12 November 2015

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 […]

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Green light for Northern Ireland's largest energy-from-waste facility

Green light for Northern Ireland’s largest energy-from-waste facility

09 November 2015

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 […]

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

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

27 October 2015

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 country to do so. Greenroom director […]

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Ireland on course to meet 2020 emissions target

Ireland on course to meet 2020 emissions target

19 October 2015

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 […]

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MEP Kelly gets Paris climate change mandate from European Parliament

MEP Kelly gets Paris climate change mandate from European Parliament

15 October 2015

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 […]

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