Majority of businesses ‘don’t have formalised energy strategy in place’

Around 77% of firms believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025

Lidl Ireland charges up store car parks with EV infrastructure

It has committed to building 40 EV charging points across 20 of its locations

US green groups call on Ireland to extinguish biomass burning

They say power stations importing wood pellets from the US are damaging the environment and biodiversity

Energy efficiency scheme to help Irish dairy farmers milk savings

They are being offered a share of up to £360,000 to upgrade vacuum and milk pump technology

Aldi pledges to become carbon neutral by 2019

It has installed solar panels and energy efficient technologies across some of its stores

Ireland pilots domestic solar and battery storage scheme

Householders will be given grants for installing the technologies

Green light for Irish renewable support scheme

The first renewable auction is set to take place next year, supporting ‘shovel ready’ projects

IKEA serves ban on single-use plastic straws in UK and Ireland

It will no longer offer and sell them at its restaurants and product range from October

Ireland becomes world’s first nation to divest from fossil fuels

The landmark move means public money will have to be withdrawn from the coal, oil and gas industry

Energy efficiency prescription to save Dublin hospital €26m

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital expects to make the savings following a number of upgrades