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Go Green ... try 'Decaf Gas'

Go Green … try ‘Decaf Gas’

Pat Lehane August 5, 2020 , , , , ,

It has been another eventful couple of months for many countries around the globe. The COVID-19 situation continues to create havoc across the world, as countries deal with the fall-out of the health crisis and associated economic impact. Here Professor Paul de Leeuw*, Energy Transition Institute, Robert Gordon University, explains why the oil and gas industry, and the wider energy sector, has a very significant role to play in shaping and building the new energy future. Basically, he suggests we keep the good bits of existing technologies with the benefits they bring, but remove the polluting parts. This would be a real win-win.


Lighting Key to Green Deal Success

Lighting Key to Green Deal Success

Pat Lehane August 5, 2020 , , ,

LightingEurope is supporting the call to scale up renovation across Europe and is working hard to make sure it includes lighting. Renovation is at the heart of the European Green Deal and has been identified as a key driver for social and economic recovery post COVID-19. However, there cannot — and should not — be any renovation of buildings in Europe without upgrading the lighting installations, says Paul O‘Connor, Chairman, Lighting Association Ireland (LAI), which is the Irish member representative body of LightingEurope.


Renovation Wave and Green Deal Objectives

Renovation Wave and Green Deal Objectives

Pat Lehane August 5, 2020 , , , ,

According to one of the most recent releases from the EU, a refurbished and improved building stock will help pave the way for a decarbonised and clean energy system. Currently, roughly 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient, yet almost 80% of today’s buildings will still be in use in 2050. Hence the EU’s…


SEAI Online Training Academy

SEAI Online Training Academy

Pat Lehane May 26, 2020 , , ,

With the increasingly societal focus on climate change, and the launch of the Government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan, many businesses are seeking to play their part in reducing their climate impact. The SEAI Energy Academy is an ideal starting point and allows employees to up-skill on energy efficiency and avail of tailored online training that…


Humidity & Respiratory Wellbeing in wake of Covid-19

Humidity & Respiratory Wellbeing in wake of Covid-19

Pat Lehane May 12, 2020 , , ,

Scientists and physicians specialising in immunobiology and infection control have joined forces to support a new global petition calling on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to protect public health and save lives. The petition calls for swift and decisive action to establish global guidance on indoor air quality, with a clear recommendation on the minimum lower limit of air humidity in public buildings. This critical move would reduce the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses in buildings and protect public health.