A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions and fuel poverty with its software solution for housing providers

A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions and fuel poverty with its software solution for housing providers

It is encouraging to see innovations to encourage more and better energy renovations.  A news item on the Irish Examiner website explains the new innovations from one couple in Cork.   Cork couple behind breakthrough for energy solutions in energy renovation projects A Cork-based startup is aiming to tackle the dual problems of carbon emissions … Continue reading

More concerns about maritime pollution

More concerns about maritime pollution

Environmental “cheat” devices fitted to thousands of ships could render some UK ports unusable by contaminating sediment and increasing the cost of dredging, authorities fear. ‘Scrubbers’ may pollute sea instead of air despite complying with new legislation. Wil Crisp explains in an article on the Independent website.   Environmental ‘cheat devices’ fitted to thousands of … Continue reading

Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

“The energy consumption required to continue this speculative bubble is tremendous. Maintaining the Bitcoin network currently consumes more electricity than entire nations like Switzerland …” writes Thomas Hornigold on the singularityhub website about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. He goes on to discuss the energy issues and the options that are becoming available. He concludes: “We can’t … Continue reading

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

Improved circular and climate-friendly business models and policies to boost reuse and recycling, plus improved consumer awareness will help the European Union tackle the growing problem posed by plastic, battery, electronic and textile waste, according to two European Environment Agency (EEA) briefings published recently.   Reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem … Continue reading

Renewable energies have a significant role to play in ensuring industry becomes more sustainable

Renewable energies have a significant role to play in ensuring industry becomes more sustainable

The low carbon energy transition requires action in many ways.  Emily Folk writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website on the benefits of industry deploying more renewable energy.   Industrial Applications of Renewable Energy We tend to blame meat-eaters and plastic-straw-users when it comes to climate change. However, according to a report released in 2017, … Continue reading