Green finance
World Bank announces €1.5bn Sustainable Development Bond

The organisation says it has made an application for it to be listed on Ireland’s stock exchange

Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes in fight against fatbergs

Wet wipes are said to account for around 80% of blockages in sewers, costing an estimated £100m a year to clear

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Ireland announces climate emergency

The move follows in the UK’s footsteps after it became the first nation to officially recognise the scale of the crisis at the start of the month

Ofgem considers closing investigation into power exchange firm EPEX

The company has committed to implementing steps that will avoid distorting competition

Ireland ‘not on course to meet 2020 emissions and renewable energy goals’

The International Energy Agency says the country’s overall energy system ‘remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels’

New 10.2MW wind farm opened in Ireland

Dromadda Beg in County Kerry started operating at the end of 2018

Amazon to deliver wind energy in Ireland, Sweden and US

The three winds farms are expected to produce 229MW of electricity for its data centres

Ireland awards €7m for energy efficiency in schools

The pilot scheme is targeting a 33% reduction in energy consumption

Ireland plugs €20m into EV charging points

The funding will support more than 50 hubs, with each able to refuel between two to eight vehicles simultaneously

Green light for €31m floating wind energy project in Ireland

A full-scale floating turbine is expected to be deployed at a test site by 2022