The UK's Observer newspaper produced an in-depth climate change section in last Sunday's edition, including an excellent warts-and-all article on the proto-eco city of Freiburg, Germany.
A broad range of sustainable building and renewable energy product suppliers are exhibiting at the EcoBuild section of the Spring House and Garden Show running this weekend. A sneak preview of their stands follows. Anyone interested in attending the show, which runs from Friday till Sunday at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin, should visit
A developer who built holiday homes close to the Rock of Cashel has been granted "retention planning permission," reports Michael Parsons in the Irish Times .
32 of the 52 houses are to be allowed while the remaining 20 are subject to a demolition order.
A report by Andy Bloxham says that: "thousands of tons of material put out to be recycled [...] secretly
According to the report the government is concerned that rising energy costs are having a negative effect on poorer households. The report also notes that alongside sharp increases in energy costs
Not quite. Electrical power is so ubiquitous that we don't really feel the need to understand it – and in an ideal world we wouldn't need to – but in today's energy conscious
The five architects chosen include Norman Foster, who is working on developing
Among the better ideas are wastewater turbines, LED lighting and a fascinating, for Constuct Ireland readers, plan to make eco-friendly
Writing in the Guardian Oxburgh, a former non-executive director of Royal Dutch Shell