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# carbon

Last year
# Emissions
EU reaches deal on major carbon market reform
The deal aims to accelerate emissions cuts, phase out free allowances to industries and targets fuel emissions from the building and road transport sectors.
# debunked
Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions
Two Facebook posts said cows are “not the problem” compared to emitting activities like flying.
# Emissions
Minister says it's up to all departments to cut emissions if Ireland is to meet carbon budgets
The country agreed its first carbon budgets earlier this year.
All time
Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions
Dr Stephen Onakuse says consumers and processors must also shoulder the blame for their impact on climate.
# ge2020
Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?
The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.
# Report
Ireland completely off course regarding climate change targets, watchdog warns
The Climate Change Advisory Council has called for additional measures to be introduced to help Ireland reduce its emissions.
# de-carbonated
Galway's Carbon nightclub is closing to become a Wetherspoons
The English discount pub chain is to turn it into a pub and beer garden.
# climate action plan
Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years
The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.
# recycling
Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan
Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.
# electric avenue
Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.
# in a sweat
2014 could be the hottest year in history
That’s not necessarily a good thing.
# Change It Up
This Fine Gael TD thinks the O'Flynn case raises 'serious issues' about how Nama does its business
Michael Creed says we need “developers and we need developers in funds”.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: O'Flynn-v-Blackstone, ghost hotels and South African Sparring partners
This was the week in business
# low carbon economy
Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today
The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.
Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.
Column: We ignore the environment at our peril
In this century, climate change and the quality of our environment will be the central issue demanding a global response, writes Tom Healy.
# Jobswatch
Irish carbon company creating jobs and lowering energy bills
Crowley Carbon announced 20 new jobs in Wicklow this week as it launched some innovative technologies.
# gender bias
Men worse for the planet's environment than women
Research in Europe finds that women emit less carbon than men, making them the greener sex.