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The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate change goals. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the comments at a summer briefing where he revealed his government’s future budgetary plans. “If we’re going to meet our targets we’re going to have to grasp the nettle in pricing carbon and increasing the carbon tax in the next couple of years,” he said, according to ITV News. However, he made a point of addressing concerns that the tax would hit those on low-incomes harder.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

1st Croatian roundtable organised by REA NORTH
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

A new survey has suggested that ordinary Australians want renewable energy to play a greater role in the country’s future. The poll, conducted by Reachtel on behalf of Greenpeace, asked 3,999 Australians about their views on clean technologies and the cost of energy. 66.7 percent of those surveyed felt that renewables, such as wind and solar power, should receive more government support than fossil fuels.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s main climate innovation initiative has joined forces with the Solar Impulse Foundation, the team behind the world’s first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Together, they will scale up the development of and investment in climate solutions. 
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

An online survey collects inputs on how to best introduce circularity in the housing sector
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis. Researchers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced the news last week, based on its own database of over 100,000 projects around the world. As of 30th June 2018, analysis shows there is now 1,013GW of wind and solar PV, evenly balanced between the two: 54 percent wind and 46 percent solar.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: News

Structural steel has become one of the most prevalent construction materials of the century, often seen as an extremely important component of modern buildings and housing. According to the World Steel Association, over 1,600 million tonnes were produced in 2016, 197 million more than the previous year. It’s become viable for any kind of project and offers several benefits, which many building plans rely on for structural safety. Availability
Post date: 2 Aug 2018
Type: News

The UK’s recent heatwave has created a surge in energy consumption. Fortunately, the high levels of solar power capacity has helped to meet this demand, reducing the need to call on carbon intensive coal and gas plants. According to analysis from Imperial College London, demand during the start of the heatwave on 23 June increased by 860 megawatts, the equivalent of an extra 2.5 million households requesting more power.
Post date: 2 Aug 2018
Type: News

The Covenant of Mayors initiative has been active for the last 10 years in Europe with an increasing success amongst cities & towns. The Covenant framework is supporting its signatories in achieving their climate and energy goals in a structured and coherent way, offering a methodology that has proved to be effective and useful for local authorities. In the 10th year of the initiative, the Covenant of Mayors wishes to reward signatories that have been working within the Covenant framework and achieving remarkable progress in their local energy and climate action.
Post date: 2 Aug 2018
Type: News

A new network of clean energy hubs are planned in the UK to further research and innovation. Three ‘Supergen’ centres covering bioenergy, offshore renewables, and energy networks are being launched with £5 million each of Government funding. It’s expected that new hubs will involve researchers taken from 19 universities, along with 70 partners from outside academia.
Post date: 2 Aug 2018
Type: News