Day: 10 May 2002
Irish government and local authorities give EUR560,000 for environmental projects
The Irish government is donating €280,000 to a successful scheme to encourage people to identify and pursue more environmentally sustainable behaviour, with local authorities topping up the fund so that it totals €560,000.
Green energy league table published
NGO Friends of the Earth have published a league table of green energy producers reflecting suppliers’ energy portfolios, and whether renewable energy tariffs passed on to the customer include renewable energy purchased in addition to the new Renewable Energy Obligation.
Scotland to handle more waste from Northern Ireland
A second local authority in Northern Ireland has sanctioned the use of a Scottish landfill site to receive its household waste as a result of the shortage of facilities locally, which has forced up disposal costs significantly compared with Scotland.
Councils would focus on pollution trouble spots under proposed legislation
New proposals for air pollution legislation, which is to undergo three months of consultation, is designed to allow local authorities to use risk-based assessments to decide how much time and effort they need to devote to individual sources of air pollution.
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