Verde Environmental Consultants & Oil Leak Clean Up Specialists environmental impact | Verde - Complete Environmental Solutions
/ blog

environmental impact

High Court upholds cheese plant planning permission despite environmental impact argument

High Court upholds cheese plant planning permission despite environmental impact argument The High Court has upheld the planning permission decision for the construction of a controversial cheese manufacturing plant in County Kilkenny. The plant is being promoted by the Dutch dairy processor Royal A-ware in partnership with Glanbia, who is slated to supply the milk for the operation.   An Taisce ...
Read More

Reducing the environmental impact of the global built environment sector

Reducing the environmental impact of the global built environment sector The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal—to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN's sustainability goals. And what's more—everything has to happen very quickly. These a...
Read More

Building on Dublin Bay ‘could help the environment’

Reclaiming Dublin Bay would help Ireland meet its climate targets, as well a providing much-needed housing for the city’s growing population, David Browne, president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, has said. The Government’s Project Ireland 2040 plan, which aims to guide sustainable development, was not adequate, said Mr Browne, who is a director of RKD Architects.  “We need t...
Read More

Top Irish companies singled out for not reporting emissions

Several top Irish companies have been named and shamed for not reporting their greenhouse gas emissions.  CDP, a not-for-profit organisation which measures companies’ environmental impact, highlighted prominent names including Paddy Power, Betfair, Ryanair, Permanent TSB, Total Produce, Applegreen and ICG for not responding to its annual emissions survey. A number of hosuebuilders and landlords...
Read More

EU Parliament adopts comprehensive environmental package

environmental law
On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising: the Aarhus Participation Act; an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act; and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act. Several other environment-related legislative initiatives are also underway at present (see, for example, "Will new state targets lead to reduced ...
Read More

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help us protect the environment — or destroy it

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve exponentially. With environmental concerns ever more at the forefront, experts are turning to AI to find sustainable solutions. But the technology also presents risks. Today, we can pull out our smart phones and use various apps to enhance our everyday lives. Digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are able to complete a number of...
Read More

Environmental Services to the Construction Industry as it continues strong growth

The Irish construction sector’s strong start to the year continues, with the latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showing a sharp increase in activity and new orders, and a faster pace of job creation. The sector is benefiting from a pick-up in housebuilding in urban areas, including Dublin, where demand for homes outstrips supply. While the latest PMI eased back from...
Read More