Irish SMEs increase their interest in green supports, while key European industry leaders highlight challenges in the green transition for business.

The Green Transition for Business

Note: Below are extracts from articles regarding the Green Transition for Business, published by Radio Teilifis Eireann (RTE) (16th February 2024) and Yahoo!Finance (20th February 2024), both as referenced below.

The news article below gives us a summary of the findings from a recent Uisce Éireann SME Sustainability Sentiment Survey. The survey reveals how SMEs are fully aware of the environmental initiatives required to meet targets in Ireland. However, they see the need for grant support as a driver of investment in the shift to a greener business.

EU Industry Calls for Green Shift Help to Rival China and US

A recent meeting of major European industrialists endorsed the growing need for EU supports across the bloc in the transition to green energy. It also reflected the need for supports in order to compete with the US and China in the green technology race.

Read the full article on the pdf below or download here

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References
RTE (2024) Increase in SMEs’ interest in green supports – survey. Available at
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2024/0216/1432680-more-smes-looking-for-green-supports/.
(Accessed 17 February 2024).
Ainger, J and Krukowska,E (2024) ‘EU Industry Calls for Green Shift Help to Rival China and US’, Yahoo! Finance, 20 February. Available at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/eu-industry-calls-green-shift-040000031.html (Accessed 21 February 2024).

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