Ireland launches new forum to support sustainable development of bioeconomy sector

The National Bioeconomy Forum will provide a voice for a broad range of stakeholders, including industry, community groups, NGOs and relevant state bodies

Greencoat Renewables boosts its portfolio with Irish wind farm

Together with the acquisition of the 11.5MW An Cnoc wind farm, the firm announced the closing of a new €200 million term loan

IKEA pledges to close loop by buying customers’ used furniture in exchange for vouchers

The initiative, which aims to offer more sustainable and affordable products, will launch in the UK and Ireland on Black Friday

EDF Renewables buys 12.5% of Ireland’s total solar capacity

The company has acquired Wexford Solar Limited, which includes eight solar projects with a combined capacity of around 100MW

EU bank backs Irish smart meter rollout with €150m

It will support ESB Networks’ installation of 2.4 million smart meters in homes and businesses across the country by 2024

Flora owner to spread carbon labelling across its products

Upfield hopes the labelling, which will be applied to 100 million packs of its plant-based spreads, margarines, butters and creams, will encourage consumers to make more sustainable choices

EU approves Ireland’s new renewable aid scheme

The Irish Government intends to introduce the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) for green power production from sources including solar and wind farms

Greencoat Renewables acquires 50% stake in Irish wind farm

This acquisition brings the company’s portfolio of wind assets to an installed capacity of 538MW

Big Mac-charge! McDonald’s rolls out EV rapid charging at UK drive-ins

Customers will be able to get an 80% charge in 20 minutes

Biomethane injected – for the first time – into the Irish gas grid

The project will initially supply enough biomethane to reduce Ireland’s CO2 annual emissions by 7,200 tonnes