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Eirgrid seeking bids from firms to construct power plants by 2025

The operator of the national grid, Eirgrid, is currently seeking bis from electricity supply firms for the construction of new power plants in order to stave off the potential for a shortage of energy and power outages in the coming years. Eirgird see these new power plants being required to come on line [...]

NatureScot Publish Bats and Onshore Wind Turbines Guidance Update

NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage) have published a revision to the 2019 SNH guidance document: Bats and Onshore Wind Turbines – Survey, Assessment and Mitigation. This is a key guidance document that is used by ecological consultants to inform the key elements of ecological surveys, impact assessment and mitigation in relation to bats [...]

New Vacancies at MKO

Due to increased expansion, MKO are advertising the following vacancies. Potential candidates will join a company of over 100 staff who are involved in the most interesting projects of our time. The roles offer exciting opportunities for an ambitious professional to be part of one of Ireland’s fastest growing consultancies working on diverse [...]

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations mandated to provide objective scientific information relevant to understanding human-induced climate change. The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report is the sixth in a series of reports which assess scientific, technical, and socio-economic information concerning climate change. There are three [...]

CIEEM update to good practice guidance resource

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) have published a 2021 update to their ‘Good Practice Guidance for Habitats and Species’ document. This provides ecology professionals with a list of the key published guidance documents and resources for carrying out survey work relating to species and habitats, as well as mitigation, [...]

Study identifies seabird hotspot in North Atlantic Ocean

A multispecies tracking study recently has identified a major hotspot for pelagic seabirds in the subpolar frontal zone of the North Atlantic Ocean. Using tracking, phenology and population data, the abundance and diversity of 21 seabird species were mapped. This area is approximately 595,000 km2 in size and is used annually by up [...]

CIEEM statement on UN Biodiversity and Climate Meetings

This year will see the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November; this annual two-week summits bring together all signatory parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to discuss action on climate change, known as a Conference of the Parties or COP. [...]

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