Major renovation work is to be carried out at the Terryland Water Treatment Plant to help Galway in the supply of its own drinking water.
Some 20 new research and development positions are set to be filled next year as a new energy research centre has been launched.
Energy-related CO2 emissions in Ireland have reduced by 1.4% since 2005, according to the findings of a new report.
The Irish government is hoping to piggyback on policies set to be created by US President-elect Barack Obama in support of eco-friendly companies.
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