Bank of Ireland launches Green Bond Framework

“Today’s launch of our Green Bond Framework is a significant step on the Bank’s sustainability journey. We will continue to support more customers with their sustainability ambitions, reduce our own carbon footprint and make further progress on this critical agenda”   €600m in green loans – supporting home owners and businesses Bank of Ireland’s progress recognised […]

Major Boost for Community Owned Renewable Energy Projects

The publication of the Terms and Conditions of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction by Minister Bruton has been welcomed by Community Power, Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier. The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1) is an auction-based scheme which invites renewable electricity projects to bid for capacity and receive a guaranteed price for […]

Tipperary households urged to switch to Community Power, Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier

Tipperary households urged to buy locally produced renewable electricity. Do you know where your electricity comes from? Who is producing the electricity that powers your lights, TV, fridge etc.? This is something that most of us don’t even think about. However it’s something that Tipperary based Community Power want to change. You can now choose […]

Lawmakers must be open to increasing EU targets for renewable energy – MEP Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and the EPP Group’s lead negotiator on the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Sean Kelly, has told fellow lawmakers that they must be ready to revise the level of ambition on renewable energy in line with the likely increase of the EU’s overall carbon reduction targets.   Mr Kelly, who  was part […]

Government Paying Lip Service to the Development of a Renewable Energy Sector – IFA

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short accused the Government of paying lip service rather than supporting the development of a renewable energy sector and the circular bioeconomy that will create sustainable employment for farming and rural communities. “It is clear from Government actions that they are only interested in supporting mega wind projects […]

Bord na Móna ‘in the business of climate action’, details investment in Green Economy and Just Transition Plans

Investment in renewable energy development, new business projects, waste recycling and resource recovery of over €1.6 billion over next ten years* Almost 100 new direct jobs and over 150 indirect jobs will be created in the development of renewable energy assets and new recycling operations by 2023. Waste recycling and resource recovery to create approximately […]

Energy Transition – Ownership or Investment opportunity? Discussion at LiT Thurles 10th Oct.

At LIT Thurles Campus on Thursday October 10th, Tipperary Energy Agency are holding a discussion on how communities can benefit from energy developments in their areas (7.30pm-8.30pm). The aim is to canvas views in order to influence the community investment options being adopted by leading developers. Our questions include: Would communities like to own or […]

BUCANIER To Boost Irish SMEs With €2.9m Innovation Support Package

A €2.9million EU-funded initiative was today launched in Wexford to provide specialist support to 120 small businesses in the food and drink, life sciences and renewable energy sectors. The ICT, manufacturing, business services and creative industries will also benefit from the initiative which is designed to help Irish and Welsh SMEs boost trade through the […]

European Investment Bank Assists in Tipperary’s Energy Transformation

  European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the implementation of Tipperary’s €37M investment programme in energy efficiency over the next 3 years. Tipperary joins London, Manchester and Paris as a recipient of the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance). Tipperary Energy Agency is the first organisation in Ireland to secure this project development support for […]

Certainty For Landowners & Community Involvement Necessary To Drive Renewable Energy

IFA’s Project Team Chairman on Renewable Energy, James Murphy has said reaching our targets on renewable energy depends on providing certainty to landowners and extending the level of community involvement in projects. James Murphy said, “There is significant potential to be unlocked from the farming sector to allow Ireland meet its commitments. In the past, […]

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