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Pakman Awards 2017 – Launched

Chanelle McCoy launches Call for Entries for Third Annual Pakman Awards, powered by Repak which celebrates 20 years of success this year   Leading Irish businesswomen Chanelle McCoy, alongside Chairman of the Repak, Tony Keohane, has launched the call for entries for the third annual Pakman Awards to find Ireland’s recycling and waste management champions […]

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Turning food waste into profit

A restaurant loses €24,000 a year to food waste, a hotel €150,000 – so tackling it makes sense Irish Times, Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 06:00 Sylvia Thompson  Irish householders throw away between €700 and €1,000 worth of food every year. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “It’s often easier to waste food than to give it away […]

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Is Trump actually Quite Smart?

USA pulls out of Paris Agreement. The world is aghast, Trump is denounced. Climate Change action is doomed. But…….is Trump actually playing a smart hand? Does anyone (including Trump) really believe that there will be any major increase in coal mining in the US? Coal is old, coal is dead – renewable s are growing […]

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Energy bills to jump as plans unveiled for ‘massive’ hike in levy

What does this mean for Irish Businesses?  MIC = 100 kVa  – Current Annual Cost @€3.33/kVa/Month = €3,996 – Future Annual Cost @ €3.74 = €4,488 – an increase of €492 per annum. Note:  As Ireland fails to achieve its targets in reducing C02 all the talk is that the country will be fined.  What […]

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Naughten determined to weather the storms on climate

Naughten determined to weather the storms on climate   Denis Naughten has endured a torrent of abuse from environmentalists. The first climate change minister ever appointed, his National Mitigation Plan aimed at tackling global warming was roundly pilloried for being more a discussion document than a roadmap for reducing emissions. He’s not fazed by the […]

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Cutting Carbon Emissions

Energy prices will be ‘far higher’ without action on climate 1 Paul Melia Environment Editor – Irish Independent May 24 2017 2:30 AM ELECTRICITY prices are likely to increase by up to 15pc as Ireland deploys more renewable energy in a move to a low-carbon economy, but the costs will be far higher if we […]

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Booking.com Reveals 2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

NEW YORK – 19 April 2017 – To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[i]. In a year that the United Nation’s has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, […]

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New Hotels – Near Zero Energy Building Challenge

GHP.ie comment:  The current flurry of new hotel build in Dublin is reminiscent of the boom in construction more than a decade ago.  Now, as then, there appears to be little flavour by architects and developers to build super-efficient buildings – more of the same appears to be the order of the day.  GHP.ie does […]

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PLASTIC IS NOT FANTASTIC: TIME TO CURB ITS USE

GHP.ie Comment: What actions are the hospitality sector in Ireland taking to support reducing the use of plastic and its consequent pollution impacts.  It would appear logical that  businesses that rely on the great natural beauty of the Irish Environment would be aware of potential negative impacts and lead in minimising their impact.  Some leading […]

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Names of Green Hotelier Awards Winners Released

LONDON—The names of the winners of the 2017 Green Hotelier Awards have been released as part of Responsible Business Week. The annual Awards invite applications from hotels of any size anywhere in the world; judging them on their efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, their waste output, their roles as responsible businesses to their […]

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