Apple to make clean energy investments in Europe

Apple said it would make clean investments to set up solar and wind projects in Europe and called on its suppliers to decarbonize operations related to the production of iPhones and other products. The company in 2020 had pledged to remove carbon emissions from its entire business, including products and its sprawling supply chain –…

TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables’ Seagreen wind farm up and running

TotalEnergies and partner SSE Renewables announced the first power generation from their Seagreen wind farm off the coast of Scotland – a $4.3 billion project which will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. “This marks a new step in the development of TotalEnergies’ offshore activities capacity,” said Vincent Stoquart, TotalEnergies’ senior vice president for renewables.…

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The rise and rise of data centres in Ireland

Data centres in Ireland are now consuming more metered electricity than all of our rural homes put together. “We call it ‘the cloud’, this kind of ubiquitous name, as if it’s up there, mysteriously in the sky. But data centres do have physical locations and Ireland is a very popular physical location for them,” says Dr…

Irish arm of Climate Governance Initiative launched

An Irish arm of a climate governance initiative aimed at addressing gaps in knowledge of climate change at the board level of companies is being unveiled today. Chapter Zero Ireland is being launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum with the aim of ensuring that directors are equipped with the knowledge to lead crucial…

New £61m Manchester data centre approved

Plans for a £61m data centre in Salford have been approved with a potential 2022 start for construction. California-based data infrastructure firm Equinix is behind the scheme which would be its fifth data centre in the Greater Manchester area. It will be located in the Agecroft Commerce Park and see a warehouse retrofitted to accommodate…