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ERI focuses on Ireland’s transition to zero carbon society with new strategic plan

The Environmental Research Institute has launched a €44 million investment in environmental research projects at University College Cork, focusing on a zero carbon, resource efficient and sustainable society.

Ireland faces significant challenges to meet EU targets and global agreements in relation to energy, climate change, biodiversity and sustainability. Many of these challenges also represent commercial opportunities for Irish businesses in the coming years to develop new technologies and services to help us transition to a zero carbon and resource efficient society. The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork has launched its new Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and has a commitment of over €44 million investment in environmental research projects in the coming 3 years.

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Design Standards for New Apartments - Workshop January 2018

Design Standards for New Apartments - Guidelines for Planning Authorities – Draft Update: Workshop January 2018

Following from the publication of the draft updated Design Standards for New Apartments - Guidelines for Planning Authorities for public consultation, the Department has scheduled a half-day workshop to facilitate finalisation of the guidelines.

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Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit To Lead Agenda at The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Dublin, Ireland - The impact of Brexit on Ireland's supply chain and potential border issues will be a prominent topic at this years National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference. The conference is the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland and will take place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.
The annual event will welcome 3,000 manufacturing and supply chain industry professionals, 200 speakers and 170+ exhibitors.
There will be 16 conferences taking place within the event including the National Sustainable Summit, Wind Power Expo and Waste and Recycling Summit.

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Moving Beyond the Perception of Waste as a Problem to Waste as a Resource


Historically, waste has been viewed as an unwanted burden and a problem to be overcome with as little resource dedication as possible. In this context, waste management strategies have traditionally focused upon land-filling or waste destruction through incineration technology as the preferred waste management solutions. Massive waste generation was the inevitable result of the then prevailing linear economic model in which goods and services were produced, consumed once or for a limited time period and then discarded. In time it became abundantly clear that this approach was completely unsustainable from the perspective of scarce critical raw materials and environmental protection.

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US smart tech giant pays €9.5m for ESB-backed street light firm

An Irish developer of control systems and software for smart street lights and smart meters, SELC Ireland, has been sold for €9.5m to Xylem Inc - a US-based $12bn smart technology giant.

The firm was backed by the ESB's Novus Modus clean technology investment fund, which received about €2.7m from the proceeds of the sale.

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