Why it’s important, and how to get started. Have you ever gotten stuck comparing products, wondering which business or brand has the best environmental practices, genuinely cares for the environment, and takes sustainability seriously? If the answer is YES, you’re not the only one.. by a long shot! An eyebrow-raising 69% of consumers struggle to identify […]
A call to action this week as the UN Secretary General refers to the IPCC climate change report as a “Code Red” for humanity. (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/climate-report-is-a-code-red-for-humanity-says-un-secretary-general-1.4643234).
Our research and development department has carried out an in-depth review of the Carbon Content of Electricity consumed in Ireland. At EcoMerit it is important that we use accurate carbon measurements that honestly reflect the nature of the electricity being produced and consumed. As such the way we measure the Carbon Content of Electricity will […]
EcoMerit has sent a response to the reply we received from minister Eamon Ryan’s office over the worrying new DECC policy on SEAI community grants that aims to introduce a restrictive domestic dwelling requirement (check it out here). The campaign to remove this unnecessary barrier to environmental progress is ongoing and we appreciate all the […]
Last month we sent a letter to the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, regarding the worrying new DECC policy that will limit access to key energy efficiency SEAI community grants (see our letter here). We had a fantastic response from the EcoMerit community, many of whom took action and sent their […]
We have just sent off a letter to Minister Eamon Ryan addressing the worrying policy emerging from the DECC regarding changes to the SEAI communities grant scheme. The DECC now requires all SEAI ‘Communities’ grant applications to include a significant number of domestic dwellings. The result of this policy is that many enterprises both within […]
On the 23rd March 2021 the Irish Government approved the final text of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill. This proactive and ambitious piece of legislation will “provide for the approval of plans by the Government in relation to climate change for the purpose of pursuing the transition to a climate resilient, […]
Happy Earth Day! For the past 50 years Earth Day has been celebrated as a special day when the wellbeing of our Earth is put on centre stage. Brilliant people from across our global community come together to share ideas on how to build a better world and remind us all of the vital importance […]