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#Fossil Fuels

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'

Climate change is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in the world, writes Paul Healy from Trócaire.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?

It’s time for the government to ban fossil fuel exploration and invest in the real local, rural renewable economy on our coastlines, writes Sinead Mercier.

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

# fossil-fuels - Friday 9 December, 2016

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

# fossil-fuels - Monday 8 June, 2015

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century

The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 30 October, 2014

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

# fossil-fuels - Monday 13 October, 2014

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

…Especially women and children.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 7 June, 2014

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# fossil-fuels - Monday 20 January, 2014

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans

Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

# fossil-fuels - Monday 21 October, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?

# fossil-fuels - Friday 3 May, 2013

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fossil-fuels - Sunday 13 January, 2013

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world Oil This post contains images

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# fossil-fuels - Friday 20 April, 2012

Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland

Even with the recent discovery of oil in Irish waters, Ireland remains one of the most dependent countries in the world on imported fuels. This can’t last, writes Eamon Ryan.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Greenpeace calls on Facebook to 'unfriend coal' Protest This post contains videos

Greenpeace calls on Facebook to 'unfriend coal'

Environmental lobby group launched protest online and in person outside Facebook’s Dublin offices over the company’s use of coal-produced power.

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans Environment This post contains images

Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans

Some of the destruction caused by humans destroying rainforests, draining marshes and drilling for fossil fuels has been captured by Nasa satellite photographs.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 15 January, 2011

From Business ETC BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic Fossil Fuels

BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic

BP has teamed up with Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft to explore for natural gas and oil off the Siberian coast.