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# emissions - Friday 24 June, 2022

Significant work remains for EU’s climate goals as progress moves forward on key package
# Emissions
# Emissions

Significant work remains for EU’s climate goals as progress moves forward on key package

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 5:49 PM 8,515 Views 9 Comments

MEPs were divided on whether a specific reform went far enough to be valuable.

# emissions - Friday 3 June, 2022

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
# The Road To 2030
# The Road To 2030

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 11,774 Views 27 Comments

The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.

# emissions - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 4:05 PM 12,362 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s overall emissions are estimated to have increased by 6% in 2021 after a drop in 2020.

# emissions - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,840 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

# emissions - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears
# Climate
# Climate

Emissions from housing construction could almost double under current plans, committee hears

Apr 26th 2022, 9:11 PM 17,035 Views 25 Comments

The amount of carbon emitted during construction will continue to increase to meet the homes target in the Housing For All plan.

# emissions - Thursday 14 April, 2022

'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments
# Emissions
# Emissions

'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 12:15 PM 26,136 Views 51 Comments

A plan to prohibit the sale or distribution of turf will be discussed by government after Easter.

# emissions - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
# Climate
# Climate

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,456 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

# emissions - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says
# Home Heating
# Home Heating

'Early and urgent action' needed to reduce heat-related emissions in Ireland, SEAI says

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:01 PM 9,176 Views 15 Comments

A new study said that heat pumps play a “crucial role” in decarbonising homes, businesses and industry in Ireland.

# emissions - Saturday 5 February, 2022

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
# No Legislation
# No Legislation

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,858 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.

# emissions - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets
# Emissions
# Emissions

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets

Feb 1st 2022, 4:37 PM 7,102 Views 29 Comments

The proposed budgets setting out limits on greenhouse gas emissions still need the green-light from government.

# emissions - Thursday 13 January, 2022

22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association
# Sectoral Ceilings
# Sectoral Ceilings

22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association

Jan 13th 2022, 4:30 PM 5,625 Views 11 Comments

The Climate Action Plan proposed that the agriculture sector reduces its emissions by 22% to 30% by 2030.

# emissions - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Proposed carbon budgets need to go further to reach climate targets, Oireachtas Committee told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Proposed carbon budgets need to go further to reach climate targets, Oireachtas Committee told

Jan 12th 2022, 2:39 PM 6,638 Views 17 Comments

Experts say the carbon budgets need to be stronger to achieve Ireland’s climate goals by 2030.

# emissions - Monday 13 December, 2021

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
# Meat And Dairy
# Meat And Dairy

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018

Dec 13th 2021, 1:06 PM 33,589 Views 35 Comments

Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.

# emissions - Friday 10 December, 2021

Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 10:33 AM 12,913 Views 29 Comments

Dr Stephen Onakuse says consumers and processors must also shoulder the blame for their impact on climate.

# emissions - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad
# Climate
# Climate

Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad

Nov 24th 2021, 3:24 PM 4,780 Views 6 Comments

The Government had wanted a stay on the Bill that would delay its introduction by at least a year.

# emissions - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,459 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

# emissions - Friday 12 November, 2021

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,084 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

# emissions - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming

Nov 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,311 Views 11 Comments

The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating

# emissions - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about cattle?
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Quiz: How much do you know about cattle?

Nov 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 49,283 Views 22 Comments

Moooooooooo, moooooooooooooooo.

# emissions - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,625 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it

Nov 4th 2021, 4:10 PM 41,353 Views 126 Comments
  • The long-awaited revised Climate Action Plan sets out how Ireland intends to meet tight climate targets over the next nine years.
  • It raises the target for renewable-sourced electricity from 70% to 80%, which will involve increased solar, onshore wind, and offshore wind power.
  • The agriculture sector, which is responsible for the most greenhouse gases, has been targeted with the lowest emissions reduction.

# emissions - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane
# Emissions
# Emissions

Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 4:59 PM 19,154 Views 59 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the COP26 summit this afternoon.
  • He said earlier that he size of the country’s cattle population should “remain stable”.
  • Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue said a reduction in average slaughter age from 27 months to 24 months would help reduce emissions.

# emissions - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 33,495 Views 129 Comments

Climate experts have advised that reducing the number of cows in Ireland would have a significant impact for reducing emissions.

# emissions - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,749 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?
# Carbon Budget
# Carbon Budget

Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?

Oct 26th 2021, 10:26 AM 27,113 Views 91 Comments

For the first time, the Irish government is due to implement three carbon budgets.

# emissions - Friday 22 October, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,750 Views 13 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

# emissions - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target

Oct 20th 2021, 10:52 PM 12,272 Views 10 Comments

The UN says emissions must go down nearly 50% by 2030.

# emissions - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report
# Emissions
# Emissions

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report

Aug 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 24,163 Views 69 Comments

Methane emissions have increased by 170% compared to pre-industrial levels.

# emissions - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill

Jul 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,805 Views 30 Comments

Campaigners worry about what the late changes will mean for Ireland’s carbon budgets.

# emissions - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,186 Views 29 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.

# 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 18,121 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.

# 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 6,333 Views 6 Comments

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

# 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 25,900 Views 28 Comments

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

# emissions - Monday 4 November, 2019

New Delhi under 'worst smog levels in recent years' from fumes, emissions and straw burning
# India's Capital
# India's Capital

New Delhi under 'worst smog levels in recent years' from fumes, emissions and straw burning

Nov 4th 2019, 10:35 PM 12,095 Views 24 Comments

India’s capital city is blanketed in a poisonous smog every winter.

# emissions - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year
# Emissions
# Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

Sep 25th 2019, 12:10 AM 23,694 Views 92 Comments

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

# emissions - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families
# ESRI Study
# ESRI Study

Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families

Jun 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,422 Views 141 Comments

Last year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohue considered introducing higher carbon taxes but ditched the idea at the last minute.

# emissions - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
# Ebit Macht Frei
# Ebit Macht Frei

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'

Mar 14th 2019, 10:25 PM 25,150 Views 28 Comments

Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.

# emissions - Friday 30 November, 2018

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic
# No Cars Go
# No Cars Go

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic

Nov 30th 2018, 9:16 PM 12,442 Views 21 Comments

And from March, drivers who go in illegally will be fined €90.

# emissions - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests
# Emissions
# Emissions

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests

Nov 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 9,265 Views 15 Comments

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges across the UK capital today.

# emissions - Monday 20 August, 2018

How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)
# Driver Dilemma
# Driver Dilemma

How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)

Aug 20th 2018, 1:17 PM 57,949 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what you can do to make your motor as clean and efficient as possible.

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