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LEADING UK RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANCY WINS CONTRACT TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS FOR NORTH EAST SMEs

One of the North East’s leading experts in renewable energy and grid connection – Narec Distributed Energy (Narec DE) - has secured a prestigious contract with five North East local authorities to identify energy efficiency solutions that will help over 250 SMEs across the region cut energy costs.

Narec DE will be delivering the Business Energy Savings Team (BEST) project to support SMEs across Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Sunderland identify and implement energy saving improvements.

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Minister Bruton Opens Public Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Operators of Essential Services

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. today (Wednesday the 16th of January) opened a consultation on a set of draft guidelines for Operators of Essential Services within the State.
 
Operators of Essential Services are those organisations who provide services, such as energy supply, transport networks, banking, health services, digital infrastructure and drinking water supply that are of critical importance to the operation of the State.
 
The draft guidelines being put out to consultation today are designed to assist Operators of Essential Services (OES) in their security and incident reporting requirements under a new European Union Directive which was transposed to Irish law on the 18th of September 2018.

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Futureproof home heating with Grant

Firmly positioned at the front of Ireland’s plumbing and heating industry, award-winning heat technology manufacturer Grant has been providing reliable, efficient and cutting-edge heating solutions for over forty years, from the highly popular Vortex condensing oil boiler range, to the innovative VortexAir Hybrid and super- efficient Aerona3 inverter driven air source heat pumps (ASHP). With an increasing focus on more sustainable and environmentally-friendly forms of home heating, Grant is ensuring households throughout Ireland have more choice thanks to the Grant Aerona3 ASHP range, and its availability in three single phase models of 6kW, 10kW and 16kW.

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Fermoy is cleanest town in 2018 League as littered city areas fail to improve

While almost all of Ireland’s main towns are clean, pockets of our cities continue to be littered and are not improving, according to the final litter survey of 2018 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, presented the awards at the ceremony, crowning Fermoy as the cleanest town among those ranked according to litter levels in 2018, with Waterford City again Ireland’s cleanest city.

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Minister Eoghan Murphy officially opens new Social Housing Schemes in Donegal

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD visited Donegal to officially open four new social housing schemes and turn the sod on two new social housing developments representing an overall investment of almost €23m in Social Housing provision in Donegal under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.

Speaking at the official opening the Minister said,” I am delighted to be here in Donegal to see first-hand the fine work the Council are doing in the delivery of new social homes through their own construction programme and in partnership with both private developers through turnkey scheme and with Approved Housing Bodies. I will be turning the sod on two construction schemes and will also be officially opening a further four social housing schemes at various locations across the county. In all there are 115 new homes being delivered which will provide high quality homes to cater for the different housing demands arising in Donegal, they will be, without doubt, a very welcome addition to the social housing stock in Donegal. These schemes show what Donegal County Council, and local authorities are capable of doing in delivering high quality housing through the funding support available under Rebuilding Ireland.”

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