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22 March 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In its latest report “Ireland’s Gas Network – at the heart of Ireland’s energy future”, Gas Networks Ireland outlines the key role gas plays in Ireland’s energy ecosystem today, as gas continues to generate almost half of Ireland’s electricity, powers over 40% of Ireland’s heating; and one third... Read More
15 March 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Green Skibbereen CLG has installed 6 Thermodynamic Solar Panels on the roof of CECAS at Myross Wood House, Leap, West Cork. Three new 300 litre hot water cylinders and corresponding Thermodynamic Solar boxes and a system controller will also be installed. After competitive tender, the contract was awarded... Read More
14 March 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Retrofits in Cork already kicking off with training from the local Education and Training Board. MEP for Ireland South Grace O’Sullivan welcomed the vote this week on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which was led by European Parliament chief negotiator and Green Party colleague, Ciarán Cuffe. The... Read More
9 March 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has taken delivery of two electric compact sweepers, marking a significant step forward in the Council’s commitment to promoting and implementing sustainable practices. This is the first time any Local Authority in Ireland has taken delivery of such machines, which will be used to maintain... Read More
8 March 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AFTA’s ambition is to convert its entire aircraft fleet to SAF burning alternative power plants in the coming years and is currently exploring funding options to make this happen. Cork Headquartered, Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), an Enterprise Ireland (HPSU) client company, training commercial pilots in co-operation with... Read More
2 March 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie €500,000 in support from Google.org and four places available for social entrepreneurs   Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) have launched the Changing Ireland Accelerator. SEI are looking for leaders and changemakers from Cork who have scalable solutions to social problems impacting underrepresented and/or marginalised communities and people across the island... Read More
27 February 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Rory Jackson, Green Party rep, has warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, of new bus services for Baltimore to Union Hall and the 270 Skibbereen to Killarney this morning. The announcement was made by the Green Party leader at the launch of... Read More
23 February 2023 By Mary Bermingham Mary@TheCork.ie University College Cork (UCC) and Queen’s University Belfast (Queen’s) have established Ireland’s first all-island network dedicated to delivering on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainable Development Solutions Network Ireland (SDSN Ireland) launched today at an event in Dublin, will work with local authorities, NGOs, civil... Read More
15 February 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Port of Cork Company and ESB sign memorandum of understanding to help scale Ireland’s renewable energy offering ESB and the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the development of Ireland’s renewable energy sector. The collaboration will enable both parties to... Read More