Energia Group marks World Biodiversity Day

Energia Group joins the global community in celebrating World Biodiversity Day.

As a company committed to sustainability, Energia Group understands their role in the enhancement and protection of biodiversity. As one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies, Energia actively pursues renewable energy projects that promote sustainable development, reduce carbon emissions, and mitigate the impact of climate change, aligning its activities with UN Sustainable Development Goals

In line with its dedication to preserving biodiversity, the company has supported a number of initiatives that highlight the importance of biodiversity, such as the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. This is a collaborative initiative involving businesses, local authorities, schools, farmers, and gardeners, working together to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.

This dedication is Group wide and supports initiatives that promote biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and wildlife protection. At the company’s Long Mountain wind farm in Antrim, areas of peatland have been re-wetted to create the conditions suitable for the establishment of peat forming vegetation, and at the Eshmore wind farm in Tyrone, Energia has fenced off on area for Marsh Fritillary butterflies, which are Ireland’s only protected insect. Furthermore, at their Castlereagh site, the company has planted native hedgerow species that allow wildlife such as birds, bats and pollinators to move safely and quickly through the countryside. 

Peter Baillie, Managing Director of Energia Renewables said; “Energia Group is proud to celebrate World Biodiversity Day. We ensure our renewable energy projects throughout the island of Ireland take steps to preserve biodiversity whilst delivering clean green energy displacing CO2. We recognise that protecting biodiversity is crucial for the health of our planet and the well-being of all living things. Through our renewable energy projects and sustainability initiatives, including the fantastic work done by our green team, we are dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact and ensuring a sustainable future.”

Furthermore, Energia Group has recently partnered with Vyra to provide Biodiversity training to all its employees. The bite sized training and challenge programme highlights the role we all play in Biodiversity protection and enhancement as individual employees and as a wider company.

Jack Dwyer, from Vyra said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Energia Group to develop the “Biodiversity @ Energia Group" module, as it has allowed us to raise awareness of one of the planet’s most pressing sustainability challenges, which is biodiversity and habitat loss”

World Biodiversity Day is observed on May 22nd each year and provides an opportunity for organisations, governments, and individuals to reflect on the importance of biodiversity and the urgent need for its preservation.