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# Greenhouse gas emissions

Last year
Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels
The figures show an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid restrictions had led to a significant decrease in emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency report shows an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
There was a 17.6% increase in emissions from the energy industries sector, attributable to a tripling of coal and oil use in electricity generation last year.
Agriculture emissions increased by 3% last year, the third year in a row that emissions have risen in the sector.
'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts
# Greenhouse Gases
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.
All time
# meat and dairy
Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.
# Climate
Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad
The Government had wanted a stay on the Bill that would delay its introduction by at least a year.
Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.
# 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.
# Greenhouse gas emissions
Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns
Instead of dropping by one million tonnes, greenhouse gas emissions are in increasing by two million tonnes per year.
# tilting at windmills
There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans
And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.
Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.
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.
# Climate policy
Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week
Phil Hogan says the draft heads of a Carbon Development Bill should be brought for cabinet approval next Tuesday.
# Climate Change
Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change
Phil Hogan has been criticised by the opposition over reports that climate change legislation was being shelved.