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Cop 27 – What really came out of it?

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The COP (Conference of Parties) of Sharm El Sheik, has officially reached an end. Two weeks of negotiations and meetings between governments, private companies, NGOs, civil society groups, and activists ran 36 hours over the agreed Friday night deadline – but it reached some key agreements.

With the volume of information still coming out, we are here to make sense of it all for you. So, here are the highlights from COP27.

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Carbon Offsets vs Actually Reducing Emissions

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We have all heard the term ‘net zero’ from various different companies throughout the world. In fact, we could bet on the fact that there is probably a section in every single marketing strategy dedicated to ‘showing our commitment to the planet’. Now, in theory that sounds great – all of these companies committing to making a difference for our future? But what does the term offsetting actually mean?

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UN Climate Change Report

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The UN report on climate change published on Monday indicated that carbon emissions are at a record breaking high. Continuing in the same direction will mean a temperature increase of 2C unless action is taken now.

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When Governments Fight Back

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Around the world, governments are pitting utilities companies against solar energy. Power companies threatened by the renewable energy transition are staging last ditch efforts to fight back. Amid the green energy revolution we are seeing around the world since the Paris Agreement, utility companies are standing in the way. What will happen next?

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Electricity and Gas Prices In Ireland to Increase

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For the second time this year, energy prices and gas prices are set to rise in Ireland. Electricity will rise by about 11% while gas will rise about 13%. Collectively this will add over €200 to average annual bills. This number could be even bigger for your business. Why is this happening, and can anything be done about it?

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Recapping the US Ireland Summit

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On July 1, 2021 UrbanVolt Founder and CEO Kevin Maughan spoke at the inaugural US Ireland Summit. The aim of this conference was to steer the conversation around the US and Irish political, business and economic agendas and help both Irish and American leaders capture the growing opportunities that are being fostered by stronger transatlantic relations.

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