Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

Less than €10 million was provided in grants in 2014 to improve energy efficiency in homes compared to almost €58 million three years earlier, it has (...)

SkySails kite technology can make big savings in energy costs for long-haul cargo ships

Telling someone to go fly a kite has taken on a whole new and more positive meaning. The Defence Forces’ innovation unit is leading a research study t(...)

BMW may just have answered the prayers of well-heeled south Dublin suburban families courtesy of its latest X5 variant. With the introduction of it(...)

Amendments to the Government’s climate change legislation will take the bare look off its commitment to engage seriously with global warming issues at(...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

Black-tailed goodwits in flight near a turbine at Cahore, Co Wexford. Photograph: Oran O’Sullivan/Birdwatch Ireland

We are on target to meet our renewable energy obligations for 2020. However, the rollout of new energy infrastructure comes with consequences, (...)

Many experts believe the ambitions of Irish agriculture, the main contributor to our emissions, in the post-milk-quota era are not reconcilable with State targets.

The establishment of a new advisory council on climate change initiates what many hope will be a significant change in Government policy around the is(...)

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for En(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)