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Amazon Announces Two More Renewable Energy Projects

eSellerCafe Summary Amazon announced the company’s 65th and 66th renewable energy projects. The company’s newest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Once complete, the new wind farm will...


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Majority of Ireland's heat demand could be covered by district heating networks - study

Engineers Journal Summary A major study into Ireland's heating sector has found that up to 57% of the country's heat demand could be covered by district heating networks if the necessary government regulations were in place. The results of the ‘Heat Atlas for Ireland’ study will be...

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10% of Ireland's energy came from renewable sources but it is not nearly enough, according to SEAI

RTE Summary More than 10% of Ireland's total energy came from renewable sources in 2017, according to a report by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. 2017 was a record year for renewables on the Irish electricity grid, despite that, Ireland will not meet 2020 renewable energy targets...


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Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offers €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town

Brian Keyes, Kilkenny People Summary KILKENNY is leading the way in a countywide sustainable and renewable energy competition with a €100,000 plus prize fund which the organisers hope could catch on not just in Ireland but has the potential to be replicated globally. Kilkenny LEADER...


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Four Dublin councils unveil plans to fight climate change

Kevin O'Sullivan, The Irish Times Summary Local authorities in Dublin have jointly unveiled extensive climate action plans, which include a move to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 – a more ambitious target than that being pursued by the State. Each of the four councils, which...


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Geminor Begins Bulk RDF Shipments to Swedish Waste to Energy Plant

Ben Messenger, Waste Management World Summary Northern Irish waste and recycling firm, Geminor, has made its first bulk shipment of RDF to the Landskrona Energi waste to energy facility in the south-western corner of Sweden. Geminor explained that the boiler at Landskrona Energi district...


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Food waste will be used to heat homes under €77m climate project

Paul Melia, Independent.ie Summary Hybrid trains and the roll-out of fast chargers for electric cars are among the flagship projects to be delivered using a €77m award from the Climate Action Fund. District heating systems to power thousands of homes and businesses and more efficient...


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District heating systems and efficient public lighting among projects awarded €77m under Climate Action Fund

Paul Melia, Breaking News Irish News Summary DISTRICT heating systems for Dublin, hybrid trains, an electric car charging network and more efficient public lighting are among the flagship projects awarded €77m this morning in the first round of funding under the Climate Action Fund. Seven...


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Dublin City Council planning €40m district heating scheme

Tim O'Brien, The Irish Times Summary Plans for a €40 million district heating system run on hot water supplied from the Poolbeg incinerator are being advanced by Dublin City Council. Council chief executive Owen Keegan said about 50,000 homes could be heated using water heated by the waste...


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SOS Kilkenny are finalists in SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Sean Keane, Kilkenny People Summary SOS Kilkenny have been shortlisted in the coveted Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Awards which encourage and reward excellence in energy management for intensive works they completed with the help of the energy experts, the 3 Counties...