Cork City Council gains international certification for its commitment

Cork City Council has achieved international certification for its commitment to energy efficiency within the organisation and therefore to reducing its carbon footprint. The international ISO 50001 standard outlines international best practice in energy management within an organisation. Cork City Council’s certification was achieved after an extensive audit of the organisation’s energy management system. The … Read more

Irish breakthrough tidal energy technology

In Ireland, the Direct Drive Tidal Turbine (D2T2) project has made a breakthrough in a cutting-edge technology: tidal energy turbines. Tidal currents are a highly dependable source of renewable energy, precisely because they follow the predictable rise and fall of sea tides. Tidal energy turbines are placed on the seabed where the tidal flow is strong. When the turbines … Read more


The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has recently awarded €1 million to Irish companies and research institutions to carry out innovative energy research projects in the areas of smart energy systems and offshore renewable energy.  Funding for Irish participants is provided by SEAI through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, with additional … Read more

Bord Gáis Energy announces new measures to support sustainability and move to a low carbon future

Bord Gáis Energy, supplier of energy and services to over 710,000 homes, businesses and organisations across Ireland, has today announced a range of innovative new measures to help bolster Ireland’s position on sustainable energy use. Bord Gáis Energy’s focus is on helping home and business owners to make better energy use choices, helping the environment … Read more

Veolia highlights significant carbon reductions by using energy recovery facilities to treat clinical waste

Currently steam treatment through autoclaving is the most commonly applied treatment option for this type of waste which includes contaminated swabs, gloves, paper towels, dressings, aprons, and masks.  The process uses a lot of energy and typically involves shredding followed by disinfection using steam, and generates waste ‘flock’ that requires transport and disposal at landfill. … Read more