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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# net zero

This year
The EU plan to increase the energy rating of all buildings could cost up to €1 trillion
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
The plan is trying to bring most of the buildings in Europe up to an A energy rating by 2050.
The EU wants to retrofit all buildings across the 27 member states by 2050
The plan has run into resistance among some EU members countries
'I always knew Sunak was smart': Donald Trump praises British PM for rollback on climate targets
Sunak announced plans to water down environmental commitments this week.
'I would worry for the British people': Ryan on Sunak pushing out date on ban on new petrol car sales
The ban has been pushed back to 2035.
Last year
Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis
Decades of diversifying energy has meant Russia’s war on Ukraine hasn’t left Finland as vulnerable as other countries – but prices have still jumped.
ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge
The jobs will be across a diverse range of skills from HR to marine biology.
FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?
NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.
All time
Australia rejects climate targets despite UN report as China says it's set to lower emissions
World leaders will meet in November to negotiate new climate commitments.
Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report
The report argues that the “sudden rush” for ‘net zero’ promises are over-relying on planting trees to remove greenhouse gases.