The rollout of a new environmental collection policy in Kilkenny is being delayed because a suitable compostable waste processing plant has yet to be found.
There has been a significant increase in the number of Building Energy Rating (BER) assessments carried out in Ireland, new figures show.
A campaign has been launched to urge UK businesses to save £1m a day during the recession by being more energy efficient.
Chinese demand for recyclable materials has helped to boost prices for UK firms selling materials abroad, MPs have been told.
Owners of older property have been urged to take advantage of Ireland's national insulation programme.
Plans for a 22km cycle path along Dublin's seafront promenade were unveiled to city councillors on February 11.
Local authorities in Leinster have declined to give the green light to a proposed waste incinerator, it has been reported.
Donegal County Council has announced plans to use hydro-turbines to power street lights.
Plans for a £750m redevelopment of the site of the former MG Rover factory have been given the green light by a Government planning inspector.
The Irish government's pledge to invest €100 million in improving energy efficiency levels in homes and businesses across the country is merely a step in the right direction, it has been argued.
The term 'climate change' is not instilling the sense of urgency required to galvinise action on emissions while 'global warming' is confusing the British public as the country emerges from one of the coldest winters in decades.
Plagued by frequent power outages and unreliable generation, South Africa has a pressing need to cut energy consumption that goes beyond the global concerns over carbon emissions.
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