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#coal

# coal - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

# coal - Friday 5 January, 2018

3,000 delayed fuel allowance payments to be received next week

The technical glitch that caused the issue has been resolved.

# coal - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Ban on sale of smoky coal to extend countrywide in Autumn 2018

A ban on the sale of smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990.

# coal - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Trump's climate plan labelled 'a colossal mistake that defies science'

“Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump’s mind, but nowhere else.”

# coal - Monday 28 September, 2015

The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide

Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.

# coal - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

# coal - 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.

# coal - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.

# coal - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Do you use solid fuels? It's going to get more expensive tomorrow

The carbon tax increase will add around €1.20 to a 40kg bag of coal and 26 cent to a bale of briquettes.

# coal - Saturday 11 May, 2013

22 killed in accidental explosion at Chinese coal mine

108 miners were underground when the explosion hit the Taozigou mine in the Sichuan province.

# coal - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Bad news for fossil fuels: cost of coal and briquettes to rise today

The Government is extending the carbon tax to solid fuels from today.

# coal - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# coal - 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.

# coal - Monday 11 February, 2013

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast

A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.

# coal - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Photo-essay: Bosnian women miners still going strong Coal Miners This post contains images

Photo-essay: Bosnian women miners still going strong

In 2016, when mandatory retirement kicks in, they will be the last of their kind.

# coal - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Smoky coal ban extended, will 'clear air and bring fewer deaths'

The ban is being extended to all of Dublin County, as well as seven provincial towns.

# coal - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal

The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.

# coal - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes

Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.