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SEAI Energy Show 2018

Ireland’s leading business energy event returns in 2018. The SEAI Energy Show is essential if you work in, or have an interest in, sustainable energy. 18th and 19th April, RDS,

A FREE two day business to business event for the energy sector

Network, learn, test, and grow! This is a business only event showcasing leading suppliers of energy efficient and renewable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe. The SEAI Energy Show has lots on offer for all types of business visitors and exhibitors. Find out what’s happening in the world of energy and how your business can evolve and save.

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EPA Launches “National Waste Statistics” Web Resource

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched the National Waste Statistics web resource and has also published information on hazardous waste for 2015 and 2016 and municipal waste for 2014.

The new web resource replaces the EPA’s biennial National Waste Report as the primary source of waste statistics in Ireland. The EPA will regularly update National Waste Statistics, providing the latest information, graphics and commentary on priority wastes, waste infrastructure and trends.

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European Transport Conference (ETC)

With less than a month to submit your abstract for the European Transport Conference (ETC), the Association of European Transport is delighted to report that submissions have been streaming in to its new website.

The European Transport Conference (ETC) attracts papers that address themes of relevance to the transport agenda in Europe and worldwide. The Conference provides a great opportunity for presenters to network and form career-spanning professional relationships so don't miss out

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Deal for more CO2 emission cuts by 2030 endorsed in committee

CO2 emitted by transport, farming, buildings and waste must be cut by 30%, and CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use must balance out, by 2030.
These are the aims of two draft EU laws backed by Environment Committee MEPs on Wednesday.

        National targets as part of EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 30% from 2005 levels by 2030
        For emissions from farms, transport, buildings and waste
        Land use and forestry: emissions and absorption must balance out by 2030
        Plans also fit in with wider EU 2030 commitment to reduce emissions by 40% from 1990 levels

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Minister Ross announces €417 million for regional and local roads

Allocation will allow approx. 2300kms of road to be maintained (surface dressed) and 2100kms to be strengthened.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, has announced details of a €417 million investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads.

Minister Ross said: “I am very happy to be able to announce a significant and much needed increase in grant allocations for regional and local roads this year. Overall 2018 will see a funding increase of about 29%. While the funding in 2018 will largely continue to support the maintenance of our current regional road network, expenditure on road improvements projects is expected to increase to about €50 million.

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