Dublin Airport Flies High with Energy Efficient Lighting Savings

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has achieved cost savings of around €80,000 (£71,785) following an energy efficiency upgrade. It installed 304 LED lights in the multi-storey car parks and 386 in the surface car parks in Terminal One, which can be controlled individually and the level of lighting can be changed …

World-Leading Plant Growth Facility Set to Become More Sustainable

One of the most advanced plant growth facilities in the world, which is helping scientists to enhance our understanding of how crops are being affected by climate change and disease, is set to become more sustainable thanks to new funding. The Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility in the University …

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings Net-Zero by 2030

The world’s most iconic skylines are going green. Nineteen city leaders from the C40 coalition signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration on Thursday to ensure all new buildings operate with a neutral carbon footprint by 2030. The mayors of Copenhagen, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York City, Newburyport, …

EU Bans Halogen Bulbs in Favour of Greener LEDs

The EU has announced it is to ban halogen bulbs this September, forcing consumers to fit their homes with greener LEDs. The move is intended to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions across the EU’s domestic stock and follows a ban on old-fashioned incandescent bulbs introduced in 2009. LED …

Energy Efficiency Scheme to Help Irish Dairy Farmers Milk Savings

A new grant scheme that supports the installation of certain energy efficient technologies for dairy farmers has been launched in Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority in Ireland (SEAI) in collaboration with Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is offering up to €400,000 (£359,678) to farmers investing in energy-saving vacuum …

EU Efficiency Improvements ‘Could Avoid 27,500 Premature Deaths by 2030’

Domestic energy efficiency improvements in the EU could avoid up to 27,500 premature deaths from indoor cold by 2030. That’s according to several new research projects at the University of Manchester – one of these projects illustrates the economic value of these changes could be up to €2.5 billion (£2.2bn) …

Cheap Material Could Radically Improve Battery Charging Speed

Discovery could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes. A newly identified group of materials could help recharge batteries faster, raising the possibility of smartphones that charge fully in minutes and accelerating the adoption of major clean technologies like …