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DCC Energy has acquired Progas, a German nationwide business founded in 1949, to grow its zero-carbon energy management business. It would mark DCC’s biggest ever acquisition in Germany for around £140m. Once combined with TEGA, their existing business, the company starts with over 100,000 customers. DCC Energy intend to make ‘Cleaner Energy in your Power’ […]
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The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, and French Energy Minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, have marked the commencement of construction work on the Celtic Interconnector project. The acknowledgement of the project’s commencement took place at the EirGrid offices in Dublin, following a visit by Minister Pannier-Runacher to Ireland. The
Environment Housing News
The Government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group reached an agreement that paves the way for Government-backed, low-interest home energy upgrade loans. The agreement, signed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath and Dr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, marks a
Environment News
EirGrid (Ireland’s transmission system operator) has recently published its outlook for the upcoming winter. The winter period is the time of peak electricity consumption in Ireland and so also when the risk is highest for insufficient electricity supply to meet demand. KPMG Ireland’s Sustainable Futures team explore below how Ireland can keep the lights on […]
Environment News Technology
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has launched a Sustainable Laboratories Certification Pilot Programme, led by SFI. The programme, in partnership with international non-profit organisation, My Green Lab, aims to bring best-in-class, sustainable research practices into Irish labs. This is a global first, as
Council Partners Environment News
Galway City Council will become the first Local Authority in the country to eliminate road diesel in its larger fleet, by transitioning to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable fuel source. HVO eliminates up to 90% of net Carbon Dioxide emissions and reduces harmful pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide and particulate matter, which can […]
Environment News Transport
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) held a conference to showcase measures for decarbonising industry fleets to meet transport targets. Representatives from public and business sectors attended the event which provided direction on how to decarbonise their fleet and meet their transport targets. A key objective of the government’s transport policy to 2030 is
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The Government’s ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2023-2024 Information Campaign launched with the message: “Road Safety: Plan, Prepare, Be Aware”. Tánaiste, Minister for Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, Micheál Martin, was joined at the launch by Minister of State with responsibility for International and Road Transport and Logistics, Jack Chambers