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An Introduction to Clean Hydrogen

Other News / Training
(Mar 22, 2021)

Organised by the Green Institute, An Introduction to Clean Hydrogen is an online course, which will take place on 14th, 19th & 22nd April 2021.

 

Better returns, not altruism, are driving investors to ESG

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Who’s really driving the Responsible Investing Agenda - and why?

 

Eddie O’Connor: From ‘leading polluter in Ireland’ to renewables pioneer

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

The forces of change have coalesced within a few months to set the course of energy over the next century as the world desperately attempts to tackle climate disruption.

 

Commission takes common approach to track down COVID-19 through wastewater monitoring

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

The European Commission has adopted a recommendation on monitoring COVID-19 and its variants in EU wastewater.

 

Electric cars could be up to 50pc cheaper thanks to new battery

Transport
(Mar 22, 2021)

Electric cars will become up to 50pc cheaper and as quick to fill up as petrol or diesel vehicles following the development of a “revolution” in battery technology, a manufacturer is claiming.

 

Climate action knowledge hub for local authorities now live

Climate Change
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Climate Action Regional Offices (CARO) have just launched a website www.caro.ie - to support all County and City Councils in leading Ireland’s climate action efforts.

 

Dublin initiative seeks to scale up ambition at critical COP26 summit

Climate Change
(Mar 22, 2021)

A global initiative attempting to set out measures to accelerate progress towards net-zero carbon emissions in advance of the critical UN climate summit, known as COP26, later this year is to be convened in Ireland.

 

Together we save more

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Implementing an energy management system (EnMS) can result in many benefits, such as cost and energy savings, and when established across multiple organizations, these benefits are even greater.

 

RSK: ‘Another step in our commitment to sustainability - science-based targets’

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

RSK has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as a further step along the way in its sustainability journey.

 

Irish startups can capitalise on Europe's sustainability drive

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Irish entrepreneurs are ideally placed to seize new opportunities being created by global efforts to improve sustainability within business, says Liam Fitzgerald, marine incubation manager at MaREI and UCC.

 

Renewable Energy Opportunities for SECs – RESS Webinar for Community Groups

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

A free online event for Sustainable Energy Communities will take place on Wednesday 31st March at 1pm.

 

WEEE Ireland urge people to gather up WEEE items for recycling

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

WEEE Ireland CEO Leo Donovan was on Southeast Radio to discuss the importance of recycling our ewaste during the current restrictions.

 

Eco Eye and the Rediscovery Centre

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Rediscovery Centre appeared on Eco Eye on the 9th of March 2021.

 

Thousands living with no running water or toilets that flush in home

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Thousands of people are living in homes without running water or flushing toilets, analysis of water and sanitation data shows.


 

How big a challenge is carbon neutrality?

Agriculture
(Mar 22, 2021)

The government has set a long-term challenge for the Irish agriculture sector to achieve carbon neutrality, while not compromising our capacity for sustainable food production.

 

Minister McConalogue launches the new €40m BEEP-S

Agriculture
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, has advised farmers and advisors that the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme - Sucklers (BEEP-S) under the new Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot for 2021 has opened.

 

McConalogue consults the Monitoring Committee on the 10th Amendment of the Rural Development Programme

Agriculture
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has confirmed that consultation on the tenth amendment to the Rural Development Programme (RDP) has now commenced.

 

Dogs have a real nose for wildlife conservation

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

Garda sniffer-dog Bouncer discovered €17,500 worth of cocaine recently. The drugs were hidden in a car.

 

Conservation management plan to be developed for the Curragh Plains

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are seeking to develop a conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains.

 

NPWS to triple Farm Plan Scheme to benefit nature

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is expanding its Farm Plan Scheme threefold and interested landowners are invited to apply by 09 April 2021.

 

Pupil wins competition to design biodiversity garden in Shannon

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

An eight-year-old student from a school in Shannon has won a major competition to design a special biodiversity garden which is being planted on lands adjacent to Shannon Airport.

 

NPWS warns of ‘Zero Tolerance’ for destroying vegetation during the bird-nesting season following successful prosecution

Biodiversity
(Mar 22, 2021)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has warned of a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to the illegal cutting of hedges between 1st March and 31st August each year.

 

Diarmuid Gavin launches Electric Ireland’s new ‘Home Electric+’ electricity plans

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Electric Ireland along with acclaimed garden designer Diarmuid Gavin has officially launched its ‘Home Electric+’ plans for homes with smart meters installed.

 

No direct exchequer support for biogas production

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Direct exchequer support for biogas production was ruled out last week by Communications, Climate Action and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan.

 

Green Rebel Marine acquires Limerick firm to bolster offshore wind services creating 30 jobs

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Cork offshore energy firm Green Rebel Marine has acquired a majority stake in Limerick-based marine data company IDS-Monitoring through a €7m investment that will result in the creation of 30 jobs over the next two years.

 

Lessons from Texas for Ireland’s clean, secure energy future

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Following the near-disaster that affected the power supply in Texas last month, Wind Energy Ireland's Yvonne O'Brien, in her latest blog, looks at what lessons we can learn for Ireland's renewable energy future.

 

EirGrid selects underground cable option for North Connacht 110 kV Project

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

EirGrid has selected an underground cable option for the North Connacht 110 kV project, a new electricity development that runs from Ballina in Mayo to Ballaghaderreen in Roscommon.

 

Shannon LNG investor to relaunch planning process

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

US group New Fortress Energy will file fresh planning documents for its controversial €500m liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon within weeks.

 

Better buildings

Infrastructure
(Mar 22, 2021)

With the current pandemic pointing the finger at enclosed public areas, the built environment has never had so much flack.

 

Re-opening of the construction sector

Infrastructure
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Construction Industry Council (CIC), represented by its Chair, Micheál Mahon, and all its constituent members, has asked that the Government announce the earliest possible date for the safe remobilisation of the built environment sector (property and construction) in the coming weeks.

 

Over €400m funding for Cork regeneration projects

Infrastructure
(Mar 22, 2021)

More than €400m is being made available for regeneration projects in Cork City and county.

 

Howth Fishery Harbour Centre Dredging

Marine
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the harbour authority for Howth Harbour Fishery Centre, are proposing to dredge seabed material from within the harbour to provide better water access to the fishing, leisure, and RNLI craft using the harbour.

 

€13.5m Joint Investment announced for US-Ireland R&D Programme

Other News / R&D
(Mar 22, 2021)

A joint investment of €13.5 million was announced last week through a tripartite research and development partnership between the United States, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

Teagasc forest establishment workshops very well received

Other News / Forestry
(Mar 22, 2021)

During February and March, landowners were able to participate in three one-hour online workshops “Planting a new forest - Getting started”, organised by Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department.

 

International Day of Forests

Other News / Forestry
(Mar 22, 2021)

Our forests are diminishing by some ten million hectares a year according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the body behind the promotion of the United Nations’ International Day of Forests, held on 21 March each year.

 

Poots - Our forests provide a breath of fresh air for everyone

Other News / Forestry
(Mar 22, 2021)

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots has encouraged everyone to take advantage of Forest Parks in Northern Ireland, calling them a fantastic natural resource.

 

Smart D8 launches - where health, wellbeing and technology unite

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

With a number of Ireland's leading hospitals, research institutes and a vibrant start-up community-based in the area, Dublin 8 is the ideal location for a new Smart District focused on the health and wellbeing of its citizens.

 

AIB's green lending surged to €1.46 billion in 2020

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Green lending rose to €1.46 billion at AIB last year - an increase of around a fifth on the previous year's level of €1.2 billion.

 

Gas Networks Ireland exceeds social sustainability goals

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Gas Networks Ireland has been announced as the winner of the Outstanding Community Support Award for exceptional customer service and support to communities as part of the 2021 CCA Excellence Awards after the semi-state organisation exceeded its Corporate Social Responsibility goals throughout 2020.

 

Minister announces HDV Grant Scheme to encourage companies towards zero or lower carbon emission vans, trucks and buses

Transport
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD has announced new grants to support business to switch from diesel heavy duty vehicles to electric or alternatively fuelled vehicles.

 

Scooter company Bird to expand in 50 European locations, including some in Ireland

Transport
(Mar 22, 2021)

Bird, an electronic scooter company that is ranked as the fastest start-up ever to reach a $1 billion valuation, is to invest $150 million (€125m) expanding in more than 50 European cities and towns, including some in Ireland.

 

Dublin wastewater plant decision should not be ‘box-ticking exercise’, court hears

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

The reconsideration of the quashed planning application for a proposed €500 million wastewater treatment plant to meet Dublin’s growing needs should not be a “meaningless box-ticking exercise”, the High Court has been told.

 

Pesticide levels in public drinking water supplies breached regulations 81 times last year

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Pesticides levels in public drinking water supplies breached regulations on 81 occasions last year.

 

Three significant projects to commence in Cork

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, will commence three large strategic water supply upgrade projects in the coming months, which will safeguard water supply to the City.

 

Major water main project to begin in North Dublin

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Irish Water, in partnership with Fingal County Council, is about to begin a major infrastructure project in North Dublin - the Ballycoolin trunk watermain.

 

Sewage treatment works get the green light in Wexford

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

The communities of Duncannon, Arthurstown and Ballyhack received some long-awaited good news last week as Irish Water, along with Wexford County Council, announced that contracts have been signed with the Sisk Group to begin works on the new wastewater treatment plant which will be located in Arthurstown.

 

An evaluation of public initiatives to change behaviours that affect water quality

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Pollution and environmental depletion are often caused by human behaviours, where if behaviours were modified, environmental pressure could be substantially reduced.

 

UK sets out four 'objectives' for COP26, as COP15 confirms second postponement

Climate Change
(Mar 22, 2021)

A six-week period this autumn could go a long way to determining humanities prospects over the next century and beyond.

 

VW becomes biggest German firm as investors bet on electric

Corporate
(Mar 22, 2021)

Volkswagen (VW) surpassed SAP to become Germany's most valuable public company last week, driven by growing investor confidence it can supplant Tesla as the global electric vehicle leader.

 

Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the startling results of a first-of-its-kind study released last week.

 

UK air pollution data prompts court action warning

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

The UK government could, yet again, find itself in court over dangerous levels of air pollution, with the latest official data showing the UK is on track to miss legal targets for four out of five pollutants covered by a crucial piece of clean air legislation, ClientEarth has warned.

 

Air pollution in China returns to pre-Covid levels - ESA

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

After dropping off due to Covid-19 restrictions, air pollution levels in China are returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to satellite imagery and data released by the European Space Agency.

 

Five-fold jump in urban fossil fuel bans worldwide

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Cities around the world rapidly stepped up their efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution through the course of 2020, catalysed both by the respiratory pandemic and the escalating severity of the climate crisis, according to a new report analysing the energy transition efforts of urban centres around the globe.

 

Heineken turns beer wasted during lockdown into energy for Manchester brewery

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

If the world gives you wasted beer, then make new beer. That seems to be the philosophy at Heineken, after the drinks giant revealed that it has used some of the millions of pints that were wasted as a result of lockdown to provide power for its Manchester brewery.

 

Google update details data centre decarbonisation progress

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Tech giant Google last week released a raft of data illuminating the level of progress towards its overarching climate goal of running the firm's global operations entirely on carbon-free energy.

 

Apple green bonds powering major clean energy projects from Reno to Esbjerg

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

Solar in Reno and wind in Chicago are two of a string of major new investments in renewable energy from tech giant Apple, as part of a $4.7bn green bond spending spree that the firm claims will generate a total of 1.2GW of clean power.

 

CA-RES successfully supports the Renewable Energy Directive in the EU

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

The Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Directive (CA-RES) has successfully demonstrated its value in supporting EU Member States in the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive and the achievement of the national renewable energy targets.

 

Making net zero-energy real and affordable in EU residential buildings

Energy
(Mar 22, 2021)

he ZERO-PLUS project, funded under H2020 Energy Efficiency, has successfully evolved technologies and practices for the delivery of net zero-energy buildings in support of the European Green Deal’s renovation wave.

 

President von der Leyen at the launch of the European Innovation Council: “I declare Europe open to innovation”

Other News / R&D
(Mar 22, 2021)

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered the opening speech at an event last week launching the new European Innovation Council (EIC), which will help start-ups, SMEs and researchers in Europe achieve their full potential.

 

Great expectations for Recycle Week 2021

Recycling
(Mar 22, 2021)

Following the success of the UK’s inaugural Food Waste Action Week, WRAP has announced the names of the first corporate donors for its other week of environmental action - Recycle Week 2021.

 

Ready to go: 5 LIFE close-to-market innovations

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Within the environment and climate spheres,the LIFE programme helps companies to bring their green products, technologies and services to the market. 

 

Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the advice by the Platform on Sustainable Finance on financing the transition

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

The European Commission has welcomed the advice on financing the transition provided by the Platform on Sustainable Finance.

 

UK government announces Green Distilleries competition

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

The UK government has announced plans to award nearly £9m of funding to a number of UK distilleries to support projects that are expected to cut carbon emissions by half a million tonnes a year.

 

Exxon warns activist plans threaten dividend

Sustainability
(Mar 22, 2021)

Exxon Mobil has said proposals put forth by an activist investor pushing for changes at the oil giant threaten future cash flows and the sustainability of its dividend.

 

New consumer EV association launches as forecourt operators accelerate charger roll out

Transport
(Mar 22, 2021)

As the UK's Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution accelerates in advance of the ban on sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles from 2030, EV drivers can now join a new membership body aimed at supporting the rollout of zero emission cars and amplifying their voices.

 

EU Platform on Food Losses & Waste: Stepping up action to fight food waste in the EU and worldwide

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, last week addressed the 10th meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.

 

UK government proposes plan to make fashion firms pay more towards textile recycling

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

Clothing and textiles manufacturers could be forced to pay more towards the costs of recycling their products at the end of their lifespan, as part of a host of plans to combat waste and support the circular economy which were unveiled by the UK government last week.

 


 
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