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#carbon emissions

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Germany's €9 train tickets prevented nearly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions, survey finds
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

Germany's €9 train tickets prevented nearly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions, survey finds

Aug 30th 2022, 10:59 PM 32,838 Views 28 Comments

One in 10 users of the ticket said it prompted them to use public transport instead of cars for a least one journey a week.

# carbon-emissions - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Citizens’ assembly on agriculture the wrong model, says farming group
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Citizens’ assembly on agriculture the wrong model, says farming group

Aug 6th 2022, 12:27 PM 11,202 Views 19 Comments

The Labour Party has proposed a citizens’ assembly be held on the future of agriculture and food production.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 14 July, 2022

'It ain't just agriculture': Minister says other sectors must 'step up' to meet carbon emission targets
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'It ain't just agriculture': Minister says other sectors must 'step up' to meet carbon emission targets

Jul 14th 2022, 5:26 PM 13,117 Views 65 Comments

The sectoral carbon emission targets were due to be published before the summer recess.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

May 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,559 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 21 March, 2022

High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands

Mar 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 21,054 Views 0 Comments

Environmental Protection Agency brought injunction proceedings against Harte Peat Ltd.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 29 November, 2021

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,081 Views 31 Comments
  • Legal experts argue that new peat legislation disregards strict EU environmental law, writes Niall Sargent as part of Noteworthy investigation of peat extraction
  • Bill would give planning exemption to peat extraction for horticulture and pause any ongoing enforcement action until at least 2026
  • Peatland experts are also concerned the Bill is ' not compatible' with our climate action goals

# carbon-emissions - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up

Nov 6th 2021, 1:00 PM 16,100 Views 57 Comments

Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings

# carbon-emissions - Friday 23 July, 2021

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 11,244 Views 32 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade

May 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,375 Views 14 Comments

Noteworthy shows that State revenue from an EU carbon trading scheme went into controversial forestry programme and a rural transport scheme.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 3 May, 2021

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 18,147 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

Apr 13th 2021, 4:47 PM 6,356 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

# carbon-emissions - Friday 29 January, 2021

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,437 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

# carbon-emissions - Friday 20 November, 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
# EPA
# EPA

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,457 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 21 September, 2020

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

Sep 21st 2020, 8:03 AM 16,729 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

# carbon-emissions - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it
# Neasa Hourigan
# Neasa Hourigan

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,521 Views 149 Comments

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Green Party outline 17 demands for entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Green Party outline 17 demands for entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Apr 23rd 2020, 1:44 PM 28,850 Views 104 Comments

The party wants a reduction in carbon emissions and more spending on cycling.

# carbon-emissions - Friday 7 February, 2020

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?

Feb 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 25,845 Views 65 Comments

Reducing CO2 emissions is seen as key to resolving the climate crisis – but how much carbon does Ireland produce?

# carbon-emissions - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:45 AM 32,335 Views 52 Comments

The royal flew 126 miles to speak to scientists about lowering aircraft emissions.

# carbon-emissions - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel
# Carbon Emissions
# Carbon Emissions

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

Jan 12th 2020, 2:26 PM 13,769 Views 29 Comments

The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,937 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns
# Watchdog Warning
# Watchdog Warning

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

Jun 6th 2019, 1:39 PM 12,270 Views 56 Comments

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe

Apr 2nd 2019, 10:32 PM 19,602 Views 21 Comments

The airline emitted 9.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide last year.

# carbon-emissions - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Tesco drew down €3m from government fund to 'go green' with its lighting systems
# Low Carbon Retailer
# Low Carbon Retailer

Tesco drew down €3m from government fund to 'go green' with its lighting systems

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 19,088 Views 19 Comments

The fund, which is used to help reduce emissions, has been repaid in total by Tesco Ireland.

# carbon-emissions - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
# Luxury Apartments
# Luxury Apartments

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower

Jan 15th 2017, 5:30 PM 21,157 Views 21 Comments

Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon
# Up Our Game
# Up Our Game

Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon

Dec 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,514 Views 183 Comments

Alex White talked energy and climate change with TheJournal.ie yesterday.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,907 Views 66 Comments

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

# carbon-emissions - Monday 2 June, 2014

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% - not everyone agrees
# Ambitious
# Ambitious

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% - not everyone agrees

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:43 PM 8,814 Views 144 Comments

Cuts are politically sensitive as coal, among the dirtiest energy sources, remains a major US industry.

# carbon-emissions - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 172 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# carbon-emissions - Sunday 13 April, 2014

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions
# IPCC
# IPCC

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

Apr 13th 2014, 5:15 PM 5,811 Views 140 Comments

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

# carbon-emissions - Friday 8 February, 2013

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week
# Climate Policy
# Climate Policy

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week

Feb 8th 2013, 3:32 PM 2,625 Views 27 Comments

Phil Hogan says the draft heads of a Carbon Development Bill should be brought for cabinet approval next Tuesday.

# carbon-emissions - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Dec 5th 2012, 5:37 PM 44,076 Views 52 Comments

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 26 November, 2012

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal

Nov 26th 2012, 9:19 AM 1,983 Views 7 Comments

The Kyoto protocol – the only binding international deal on emissions – begins to expire this year, with no successor in place.

# carbon-emissions - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

China offers terms for legally binding climate deal
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China offers terms for legally binding climate deal

Dec 6th 2011, 3:47 PM 558 Views 0 Comments

China has reportedly offered a package of conditions which it wants fulfilled – but opens the door for a deal on carbon emissions.

# carbon-emissions - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change

Nov 3rd 2011, 2:40 PM 582 Views 20 Comments

Phil Hogan has been criticised by the opposition over reports that climate change legislation was being shelved.

# carbon-emissions - Monday 30 May, 2011

IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'

May 30th 2011, 1:29 PM 448 Views 2 Comments

The surprising increase in emissions – growing at their fastest-ever rate – puts temperature goals almost out of reach.

# carbon-emissions - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Men worse for the planet's environment than women
# Gender Bias
From The Daily Edge
# Gender Bias

Men worse for the planet's environment than women

Feb 23rd 2011, 3:29 PM 1,082 Views 0 Comments

Research in Europe finds that women emit less carbon than men, making them the greener sex.