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Van Walt Ireland launch a new service

Corporate
(May 4, 2021)

Van Walt has been a leading supplier of environmental monitoring equipment hire in the UK for many years and are delighted to bring this service to Irish customers in 2021.

 

Survey on Attitudes to Radiation in Ireland

Emissions
(May 4, 2021)

The EPA has published 'Attitudes to Radiation' - a report presenting the findings of an online survey carried out by Amárach in October 2020 on behalf of EPA to assess the attitudes of the public in Ireland to radiation.

 

SEAI Energy Awards 2021

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

SEAI is calling on communities, businesses, organisations, and individuals that are championing sustainable energy to enter the SEAI Energy Awards 2021.

 

WEEE Ireland donate a further €40,000 to LauraLynn

Recycling
(May 4, 2021)

WEEE Ireland is donating a generous €40,000 to LauraLynn in 2021 as it marks 10 years of its charity partnership with Ireland’s only children’s hospice.

 

CRNI Newsletter May 2021

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

The latest issue of the CRNI Newsletter - May 2021 - is now available online.

 

Waste firms want shift to digital version of recycling scheme for bottles and cans

Waste
(May 4, 2021)

Waste companies have called for the planned deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and cans to be scrapped in favour of a digital scan and return version.

 

Compost stores carbon and helps feed soil

Recycling
(May 4, 2021)

Compost organizations around the world have joined forces to highlight how composting can recycle carbon, help mitigate climate change and feed the soil.

 

People’s sewage to be tested to find out prevalence of Covid-19 in their area

Water
(May 4, 2021)

People's sewage is to tested from early next month to find out about the prevalence of Covid-19 in their area. The HSE said last week a National Covid-19 Wastewater Surveillance Programme has been developed.

 

EPA examination of Waste Water Discharge Authorisations

Water
(May 4, 2021)

In line with the requirements of the European Union (Waste Water Discharge) Regulations 2007 to 2020, the EPA has commenced an examination of Waste Water Discharge Licences (WWDLs).

 

The role of bioenergy in decarbonising Ireland

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

On the second day of the SEAI Energy Show 2021, the Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) with 3cea CEO, Paddy Phelan, presented their thoughts on ‘The Role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland’.

 

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Decision on the extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, Belgium

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Each planning authority in Ireland has recently received a copy of correspondence from the Belgian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) relating to a proposed 10 year extension to the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants, located near the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.

 

Ringsend incinerator to supply heat for 30,000 more homes

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

The Ringsend incinerator has the potential to heat 60 per cent more homes than expected, including new apartments and houses in Georgian Dublin, according to a new assessment by Dublin City Council.

 

The Green Awards – 2021 shortlist

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Launched in 2008, the Green Awards recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment that companies now make towards growing a greener future in Irish business today.

 

Pay it forward with a greener agenda at work

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Happily for some and much to the dread of others, we are entering a new era of societal behaviour which will demand hyper-transparency and an expectation from consumers to know what they are buying and from what type of company.

 

Join the Rediscovery Centre on TikTok

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

To celebrate the launch of two pivotal public consultations on the circular economy by the Irish Government and the EPA, The Rediscovery Centre is launching a TikTok video series as part of its #CircleofInfluence campaign to encourage discussion, debate and understanding around the Circular Economy.

 

Five trends in green finance

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Greenwashing is a broad umbrella term for different forms and practices of misleading communications of different organisations in relation to their performance on environmental as well as broader sustainable development-related indicators.

 

Rising tide of rubbish triggers call for more bins, better behaviour

Waste
(May 4, 2021)

When Aoife Mulqueen took her West Highland terrier for a Sunday morning stroll recently, she had to step over human excrement in the lane behind her house.


 

Environment, climate groups recommend herd reductions

Agriculture
(May 4, 2021)

A coalition of environment and climate groups has issued recommendations for the agricultural sector that include requiring some dairy farmers to reduce their herd numbers and incentivising beef farmers to do the same.

 

Balance needed between environmental targets and retaining Ireland’s position as a world leader of sustainable food – IFA

Agriculture
(May 4, 2021)

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farmers and rural Ireland support climate action. However, he said achieving environmental targets must be balanced with the sector’s competitive role in producing high-quality, nutritious food at a reasonably low cost.

 

Can you REAP the rewards?

Agriculture
(May 4, 2021)

The deadline for farmers to apply for REAP, or the Results-Based Environment-Agri Pilot Project (REAP), which is a new Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Pilot programme, is fast approaching.

 

McConalogue calls for Farmer-Friendly CAP Reform Eco Scheme ring-fencing should be part of broad balance in direct payments measures

Agriculture
(May 4, 2021)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has called for greater coherence in the consideration of Eco-schemes in the ongoing negotiations on the post-2020 CAP reform, in order to ensure they meet the needs of farmers and the environment.

 

Gone for 300 years - Common Crane comes home to rewetted Irish peatlands

Biodiversity
(May 4, 2021)

Bord na Móna has announced that it has recently recorded a pair of cranes nesting at a site on a rewetted bog.

 

Pollinator Friendly wind farms - BEE part of the change

Biodiversity
(May 4, 2021)

Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) and RenewableNI have collaborated with the National Biodiversity Centre’s All-Ireland Pollinator Plan to produce the latest in a series of pollinator-friendly management guidelines.

 

Public Consultation on the National Peatlands Strategy Mid-Term Review

Biodiversity
(May 4, 2021)

Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform has launched a 2-month public consultation on the mid-term review of the National Peatlands Strategy.

 

Minister Hackett welcomes half million bonus payment to Hen Harrier Farmers

Biodiversity
(May 4, 2021)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Senator Pippa Hackett has welcomed the news that 996 farmers last week shared nearly half a million euro in Hen Harrier bonus payments.

 

Irish teenage climate activist selected for global forum

Climate Change
(May 4, 2021)

A 15-year-old climate activist from Co Clare has been selected as one of only 14 young people across the world to be part of the inaugural C40 Global Youth and Mayors forum.

 

New Director Joins EPA Board

Corporate
(May 4, 2021)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to welcome Sharon Finegan onto the EPA Board. Sharon took up her new position as Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability on the 19 April 2021.

 

Grant Thornton Review of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) 2020

Corporate
(May 4, 2021)

In late 2019, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications commissioned a strategic review of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) in order to inform policies around its future, including whether the DHDA continues to be required to meet a socio-economic need.

 

Chamber Awards shortlist shows sustained commitment of network members

Corporate
(May 4, 2021)

Chambers Ireland has announced the shortlist for the Chamber Awards 2021. The shortlist demonstrates the strong level of activity that was maintained by Chambers around the country despite the difficulties presented by the ongoing pandemic.

 

23 lives could be lost every week due to air pollution

Emissions
(May 4, 2021)

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI), have warned that an average of 23 lives could be lost every week to heart disease and stroke as a result of air pollution.

 

RDS launches ESB Science Blast TV

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

ESB Science Blast, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme designed, developed and delivered by the RDS, has officially launched ESB Science Blast TV.

 

ESB’s first major energy storage works get under way

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Energy storage will be key to helping Ireland achieve ambitious green power targets, according to the chief executive of Fluence, an energy storage firm that’s a joint venture between Siemens and electricity systems giant AES.

 

Carbon tax increase set to hit over 600,000 households

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Energy customers have been hit with an increase in carbon tax - effective from 1 May last. The carbon tax is a charge applied to carbon-emitting fuels such as coal, peat, oil and natural gas.

 

EDF Renewables Ireland begins construction of three new solar farms

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

EDF Renewables Ireland is to start the building of three new solar farms in Wexford and Kilkenny this month.

 

Innowatts to create 40 Cork jobs in European expansion

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Energy technology company Innowatts has announced plans to create more than 40 new jobs at its newly established European headquarters in Cork.

 

2021 Schools Energy Retrofit Pathfinder Programme

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan TD last week launched a €14m Pathfinder programme, that will demonstrate the approach to deep retrofit in the schools’ sector, testing energy efficiency solutions and renewable heat technology.

 

New NSAI Standard on Heat Pumps in homes will help Ireland hit its climate targets

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has developed and published a new National Standard Recommendation for the design and installation of Heat Pumps in homes.

 

Power grid needs to be changed to handle renewable energy, say wind developers

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Ireland will have a sufficient amount of renewable wind energy projects to help reduce carbon emissions by 51 per cent over the next decade, but the biggest issue is having a sufficiently strong power grid, the Oireachtas Climate Committee has been told.

 

Major solar farm project in Tipperary gets go-ahead

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

Ireland's drive towards renewable energy has accelerated with a massive Tipperary solar farm project receiving the go-ahead. Tipperary Co Council has granted permission for the development of a huge solar farm outside Roscrea on a 142.7 hectare site.

 

€500m Shannon LNG project expected in 2022

Energy
(May 4, 2021)

New Fortress Energy (NFE), a US-listed energy group, expects its €500m liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon to be “online by the second half of next year”.

 

Commission launches first 'new European Bauhaus' awards

Infrastructure
(May 4, 2021)

On April 22 and 23, the European Commission organized a conference on the new European Bauhaus. The new European Bauhaus aims to make the Green Deal for Europe a cultural, human-centered, positive and tangible experience.

 

Mapping seaweed tides from space

Marine
(May 4, 2021)

A study led by Dr Liam Morrison from the Ryan Institute in collaboration with Dr Sita Karki from ICHEC at NUI Galway, have used macroalgal blooms for the assessment of the ecological status of coastal and estuarine areas in Ireland.

 

New platform to sell forests online

Other News / Forestry
(May 4, 2021)

Enda Keane founded Treemetrics with Garret Mullooly 17 years ago. Treemetrics is a forestry software company.

 

Minister Hackett announces open call for proposals for Woodland Support Funding for 2021/2022

Other News / Forestry
(May 4, 2021)

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett has announced a public call for innovative projects which support and highlight the environmental, social and economic benefits of woodlands, forests and timber products.

 

Coillte’s 2020 Financial year shaped by Covid-19 and forestry licensing crisis

Other News / Forestry
(May 4, 2021)

Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and land solutions company, has announced its annual results for 2020.

 

€3m in funding for 85 built heritage projects under Historic Structures Fund 2021

Other News / Heritage
(May 4, 2021)

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, last week announced that 85 heritage projects right across the country will benefit from a total of €3m under this year’s Historic Structures Fund (HSF).

 

Upcyclers: How a Roscommon couple renovated their new home on a budget

Recycling
(May 4, 2021)

Sustainability and the need to look after the environment for future generations has never been more important and upcycling is becoming more and more popular with interior designers and homeowners.

 

Spend It Better: Wake up to a better way to dispose of mattresses

Recycling
(May 4, 2021)

We’ve had enough duvet days to last a lifetime. Burrowed under the covers like nesting birds, working from beds has become a thing, presumably making sleeping in bed less of a thing.

 

New Anaerobic Digestion (AD) project commences

Recycling
(May 4, 2021)

A multi-disciplinary team at Teagasc has held the first online meeting of the technical working group for a new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) project called FLEET.

 

An Post considering plan to collect packaging from doorsteps

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

An Post delivers - but now it’s looking at doing take-away too.

 

Are we on the road to sustainable freight transport?

Transport
(May 4, 2021)

Ireland is a small trade-dependent economy on the western fringes of Europe. We rely on effective logistic and freight transport systems to support our economic activity in Europe and across the world.

 

Ryanair and Trinity launch Sustainable Aviation Fuel research centre

Transport
(May 4, 2021)

Ryanair plans to power 12.5% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuels by 2030, the airline has said, as it announced a €1.5m donation to Trinity College Dublin to launch a sustainable aviation research centre.

 

New EU tyre labelling rules applicable from 1 May

Transport
(May 4, 2021)

The new EU rules on the energy labelling of road tyres came into force from 1 May last week.

 

Dublin City Council – Love this place, 'Leave no Trace'

Waste
(May 4, 2021)

With people taking their eating and drinking outdoors in the fine weather and long evenings, Dublin is experiencing unprecedented levels of littering at numerous locations across the city and within parks.

 

'If I had my way I would bin Cork's bins,' says council chief

Waste
(May 4, 2021)

Long queues formed at a public toilet that had no toilet paper or hand sanitiser over the weekend, another was broken and could not be used by three pregnant women, while mountains of rubbish are blighting beauty spots.

 

General Scheme of Water Services Separation Bill 2021

Water
(May 4, 2021)

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has published the General Scheme of Water Services Separation Bill 2021.

 

Water Advisory Body publishes Quarterly Report No. 3 of 2020

Water
(May 4, 2021)

In its latest report, the Water Advisory Body (the WAB) welcomes the progress of Irish Water in certain areas - exceeding their replacement of lead connections target and a decrease in the number of Boil Water Notices at the end of 2020.

 

Carbon farming initiatives to contribute to fighting climate change

Agriculture
(May 4, 2021)

The European Commission has published the final report of a two-year study on how to set up and implement carbon farming in the EU.

 

States and regions urged to boost climate ambition in wake of Climate Leaders Summit

Climate Change
(May 4, 2021)

California, Catalonia, and South Korea's Chungnam Province have teamed up to launch a major appeal for states and regions around the world to establish commitments to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century.

 

Glacier melt is speeding up, raising seas - study

Climate Change
(May 4, 2021)

Nearly all of the world's glaciers are losing mass at an ever increasing pace, contributing to more than a fifth of sea level rise this century, according to unprecedented research just released.

 

Over two-thirds of citizens want their country’s climate target raised

Climate Change
(May 4, 2021)

Public opinion in the EU strongly supports more ambitious national climate targets, according to a new YouGov poll conducted in 12 European countries.

 

Commission welcomes the final approval of the new LIFE Programme with €5.4bn budget

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Last wee, the European Parliament officially approved the deal with Member States on LIFE Programme, which will allow it to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects over the next seven years.

 

Tesco to offer suppliers access to sustainbility-linked finance

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Tesco is set to become the first UK retailer to offer sustainability-linked supply chain finance, in a bid to encourage more suppliers to sign up to science-based emissions reduction targets.

 

Taylor Wimpey debuts new environmental strategy, as industry publishes biodiversity guide

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK's largest residential homebuilders, has announced a string of "ambitious" climate targets as part of its new environmental strategy.

 

UK brick factory set to become net-zero exemplar

Sustainability
(May 4, 2021)

Ibstock plc are to make a major investment in one of their brick factories in the West Midlands, in a pathfinder project to test and pilot operational efficiencies which, the company believes, will lead to the Atlas site becoming the world’s only Scope 1 and 2 net-zero brick factory.

 

Global sales of electric vehicles grew strongly during pandemic

Transport
(May 4, 2021)

Global sales of electric vehicles have grown strongly during the pandemic, while sales of all cars fell by 16% last year.

 

Hydrogen-powered aircraft will enable emissions-free flying – Airbus executive

Transport
(May 4, 2021)

Europe’s largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus intends to have the first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft flying by 2035 and believes the fuel will replace kerosene, ultimately leading to zero-emissions aviation.

 

Calls for plastic bag ban intensify as Co-op announces it will scrap 'bags for life'

Waste
(May 4, 2021)

Pressure is mounting on the UK government to introduce an outright ban on plastic bags, as the Co-op became the second major UK supermarket to announce it will no longer offer so-called 'bags for life' to customers.

 


 
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