Renewable Energy
August 30, 2018

Offaly energy project aims to deliver a climate friendly Irish and EU electricity grid

State of the art technology is necessary to strengthen grid efficiency and ensure renewable energy targets are met, Commissioner Phil Hogan said at the launch of the Trial Phase of…

August 29, 2018

The European Commission to invest €14.5 million in new maritime projects

19 new sustainable blue projects have been pre-selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). They will share €14.5 million. The grant agreements…

August 29, 2018

Farming 4.0 technology at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships

For three days, the town of Tullamore will again host Ireland’s largest exhibition of agricultural technology. From 17 to 19 September 2018, almost 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the…

Sustainable Energy
August 29, 2018

Dublin Airport Completes Major Carpark Lighting Project with SEAI Support

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has achieved savings of 80% on its carpark lighting costs by implementing the upgrade using SEAI’s EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient Design) certification programme. SEAI’s EXEED…

Energy Efficiency
August 28, 2018

New rules improve energy performance of buildings

The European Commission recently agreed on new rules to improve the energy performance of buildings. With these measures, the Commission is trying not only to achieve smarter and more energy…

Circular Economy
August 28, 2018

Integrating circular economy and bioeconomy would improve sustainability in Europe

Europe uses natural resources unsustainably and the European Union has put in place policies on circular economy and bioeconomy in response. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report argues that…

Gas Supply
August 28, 2018

Natural Gas Generation Hits All-Time High

Natural gas demand for power generation hit an all-time high in June and July of 2018, with up to 90% of the country’s electricity supply generated from natural gas and…

August 24, 2018

Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) webinar series launched

The Irish Green Building Council has launched a webinar series on the imminent nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) requirements. Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) said:…