Month: August 2017

August 16, 2017 hburke

Project aims to spend €20 million on energy upgrades for homes FUNDING of €20 million will be used to upgrade 1,000 homes in Tallaght and Walkinstown over the next three years as part of a pilot project which aims to combat energy poverty […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Carbon dioxide levels set to break ‘symbolic threshold’ in 2016 CO2 in atmosphere is set to be above 400 parts per million all year round for first time […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Funding LED lights for businesses was a seriously bright idea LED lights are much more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs. They can reduce energy bills by as much as 80pc. Unfortunately, the technology and installation process is prohibitively expensive for many businesses […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Irish Energy Use & CO2 emissions increased last year Ireland’s overall energy use and related CO2 emissions both increased by roughly 5% […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Oliver Moore: Organic farming is not anti-technology Organic farming may have an old fashioned image as being anti-technology […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Windfarms set for boost as Ireland takes place in offshore energy pact Ireland will, today, sign up to an international pact to foster cross-border co-operation in the development of an offshore renewable energy sector in northern Europe […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Cross-sector group to discuss how to improve quality of existing housing stock A cross sectoral group of organisations from government, local authorities, industry and charities met to develop a strategy to improve the quality of the Irish existing housing stock […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

NovoGrid start-up can boost revenues for renewable providers NovoGrid helps make the transfer of renewable energy to the grid more efficient […]

August 16, 2017 hburke

Renamed department to include ‘environment’ in title A Government department is to be renamed to include “environment’’ in its title […]