Irish companies involved in the renewable energy technology and sustainable environment sectors are being invited for a post-Olympic Games trade tour of China.
Groups of households that want to work together to make energy savings can now apply for a share of a Euro 5m energy efficiency grant scheme.
Plans for a series of waste incinerators across Ireland will create massive overcapacity for the thermal treatment of waste, according to Environment Minister John Gormley.
The Australian government has been forced to defend its policy of buying water for the parched Murray-Darling Rivers as it announced $350m of water will be bought in Queensland.
Climate change campaigners have set up camp at the Kingsnorth power plant in Kent to protest about the UK's continuing reliance on coal.
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