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# 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 25,736 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 12,069 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 23,130 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 17,412 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 25,123 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 12,426 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 9,252 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 42,178 Views 3 Comments

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

# emissions - Monday 5 March, 2018

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year
# Emissions
# Emissions

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year

Mar 5th 2018, 8:26 PM 86,126 Views 140 Comments

It said sales of diesel cars have fallen dramatically in Ireland.

# emissions - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes

Jan 30th 2018, 1:36 PM 16,973 Views 47 Comments

The monkeys were watching cartoons at the time.

# emissions - Monday 22 January, 2018

Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type
# Insights
# Insights

Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM 2,725 Views 5 Comments

David Simpson of Windsor Clonee says the future is electric.

# emissions - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

Dec 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 4,936 Views 12 Comments

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# emissions - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Nov 27th 2017, 6:16 PM 13,251 Views 182 Comments

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

# emissions - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

Nov 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,781 Views 57 Comments

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# emissions - Monday 18 September, 2017

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
# Pollution
# Pollution

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Sep 18th 2017, 10:49 AM 12,488 Views 50 Comments

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# emissions - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
# Deep Breath
# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,594 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# emissions - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
# Irish Cement
# Irish Cement

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,250 Views 17 Comments

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# emissions - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,546 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# emissions - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

Jul 26th 2017, 8:54 AM 31,002 Views 199 Comments

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

# emissions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
# Burning Waste
# Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,611 Views 39 Comments

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# emissions - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
# Lime Leak
# Lime Leak

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 12th 2017, 10:06 PM 9,874 Views 33 Comments

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

# emissions - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Jun 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,655 Views 9 Comments

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# emissions - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'
# 30km Zones
# 30km Zones

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'

May 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,960 Views 47 Comments

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

# emissions - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Inside the growing furore between Limerick residents and Irish Cement... over dust
# Emissions
# Emissions

Inside the growing furore between Limerick residents and Irish Cement... over dust

May 14th 2017, 7:30 AM 16,300 Views 8 Comments

The local cement plant is owned by a subsidiary of CRH, one of Ireland’s biggest companies.

# emissions - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines
# Scam
# Scam

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

Mar 10th 2017, 11:06 PM 11,806 Views 23 Comments

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

# emissions - Monday 8 August, 2016

Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines
# Emissions
# Emissions

Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines

Aug 8th 2016, 11:41 AM 458 Views 0 Comments

The devices are said to reduce soot particle emissions by up to 90%.

# emissions - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model
# Volkswagen
# Volkswagen

Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model

Apr 28th 2016, 6:01 PM 34,073 Views 36 Comments

In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.

# emissions - Monday 4 January, 2016

The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal
# Diesel Engines
# Diesel Engines

The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal

Jan 4th 2016, 6:36 PM 14,879 Views 29 Comments

The civil complaint against the German automaker was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.

# emissions - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has spread to even more cars
# Nitrogen Oxide
# Nitrogen Oxide

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has spread to even more cars

Nov 3rd 2015, 9:39 AM 19,930 Views 35 Comments

Now Porsche is involved.

# emissions - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Police seize hard-drives and files in raid at Volkswagen HQ in Germany
# Exhaustive Inquiry
# Exhaustive Inquiry

Police seize hard-drives and files in raid at Volkswagen HQ in Germany

Oct 8th 2015, 3:55 PM 13,885 Views 42 Comments

The company is recalling 80,000 cars in Ireland in the wake of the scandal.

# emissions - Friday 2 October, 2015

Is your car affected by the emissions scandal? You'll soon be able to check online
# Diesel
# Diesel

Is your car affected by the emissions scandal? You'll soon be able to check online

Oct 2nd 2015, 7:41 PM 22,160 Views 30 Comments

You’ll need your car’s Vehicle Identification Number.

# emissions - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen?
# A Filthy Tale
# A Filthy Tale

Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen?

Sep 26th 2015, 7:15 AM 18,751 Views 41 Comments

The crisis escalated severely this week, with CEO Martin Winterkorn quitting his job. But what went on at VW?

# emissions - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth
# Opinion
# Opinion

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

Jul 21st 2015, 1:30 PM 62 Views 77 Comments

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# emissions - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

China and the US agreed a climate deal - here's why it matters
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China and the US agreed a climate deal - here's why it matters

Nov 12th 2014, 9:35 AM 6,885 Views 75 Comments

It may signal a worldwide action on climate change.

# emissions - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
# Rainforest
# Rainforest

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

Sep 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,928 Views 15 Comments

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# 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 93 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.

# emissions - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

'Shut down coal and peat power stations', say Greens
# Kyoto Target
# Kyoto Target

'Shut down coal and peat power stations', say Greens

Oct 9th 2013, 5:35 PM 6,777 Views 110 Comments

The EPA has said that Ireland will meet its Kyoto obligations based on provisional figures for 2008 – 2012.

# emissions - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002
# Bag Tax
# Bag Tax

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Aug 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,294 Views 55 Comments

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

# emissions - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m

Mar 5th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,984 Views 26 Comments

Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.

# emissions - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions
# Mercury
# Mercury

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Jan 19th 2013, 10:29 AM 2,790 Views 9 Comments

Around 140 countries decided on the deal after all-night talks in Geneva.

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