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Minister Murphy nominates Mr Michael Carey as Chair Designate of the Housing Agency

Minister Eoghan Murphy announced that he has, following Government approval, nominated Mr. Michael Carey as Chair Designate of the Housing Agency, to take over from Dr. Conor Skehan.

Mr. Carey has extensive experience in overseeing State bodies, having served as Chairman of Bord Bia since 2011 (his second term expired earlier this year), and he has also served as Chair of the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance since 2016.  He has been involved in several not-for-profit initiatives and is eager to use his business and corporate governance experience to achieve a positive social impact in this hugely important policy area.

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Xylem to exhibit efficient pumping solutions at Dublin SEAI Energy Show 2018

Xylem, a leading water solutions technology provider, will be showcasing the latest pump solutions from its Flygt and Lowara brands as well as Xylem’s New HydroInfinity, at the Dublin SEAI Energy Show 2018 on the 18th-19th April.

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EPA News - April 2018

The latest issue of EPA News - April 2018 - is now available online.

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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from EU Emissions Trading Scheme participants decrease for first time since 2013

       
Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from EU Emissions Trading Scheme participants decrease for first time since 2013
    •    Overall emissions of greenhouse gases from Irish power generation and industrial companies in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme decreased by 4.8 per cent in 2017. This is the first overall decrease in emissions levels from these companies since 2013.
    ◦    Emissions from the Power generation sector decreased by 8.2 per cent, largely driven by the use of less coal and peat and a greater use of renewable energy.
    ◦    Cement industry emissions increased by 2.1 per cent.
    ◦    Food and Drink industry emissions increased by 2.5 per cent.

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GWP launch new tool to map water governance

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) recently launched an online, interactive map showing water governance results.

Behind the many dots on the map are stories where a new water policy, a national adaptation plan, a transboundary management agreement, an investment plan or strategy, a regional planning framework, strengthened legislation or institutional reform led to stronger water governance.

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