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Cork County Council is excited to announce its second collaboration with social enterprise ‘Education for Sustainability’ bringing an eight-week climate literacy course to eight additional schools in the county.  This year’s initiative involves training eight teachers to deliver the course directly to 192 students. The comprehensive program includes eight visits from
Council Partners Environment News
Galway County Council has announced details of a new funding scheme for community climate action and not-for-profit organisations interested in developing projects and initiatives focusing on addressing climate change. €762,000 is being made available through the new Community Climate Action Fund to support communities in actively participating in building a more
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Donegal County Council have teamed up with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to pilot a new bridging finance programme aimed at Sustainable Energy Communities in the County.  The SEAI plays a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy and practices. The SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Programme engages
Environment News
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) published a study assessing communal heating systems in Ireland, focussing on the challenges for users and operators arising from the recent energy price crisis. The aims of the study were to understand how typical communal heating systems operate in Ireland and assess options for alternative low carbon heat […]
Council Partners Environment Housing News
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council and SSE Airtricity Energy Services are delighted to announce their award in the SEAI 2023 Residential Energy Upgrades category. The prestigious award recognises their outstanding collaboration in upgrading the Beaufort Housing in Glasthule, comprising of 58 residential units, a day care centre, and kitchens. The upgrades have
Council Partners Environment News
Clare County Council’s Biodiversity Officer, in conjunction with Clare Libraries, will be hosting five ‘Winter Wildlife Talks’ during November and December at libraries in Ennis, Shannon and Kilrush Children, adults, and community groups can learn about biodiversity projects that are taking place in County Clare. The events will see three expert speakers tailor separate
Environment News
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced funding of almost €2.3 million to support the development of 50 outdoor recreation projects across Ireland. The investment under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as our walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes and beaches. The
Business Environment News
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’ […]
Environment News
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 […]