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Biomethane generates 8 per cent of the EU’s total renewable energy sources and accounts for 4 per cent of all gas use, the conference heard. Photograph: iStock

The extent of the Republic’s food industry waste and farm feed stocks means it stands out in the EU because of its suitability for biomethane producti(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

Calor Gas chief executive Gino Vansteenhuyse said BioLPG is a “cleaner, more sustainable choice” for consumers.

Calor Gas has launched a renewable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for homes and businesses that offers up to 90 per cent lower emissions than existing (...)

Dermot Bannon

Watching Simon Schama extol the wonders of both the Italian Renaissance and the art of the great Mogul emperors on BBC Two’s Civilisations this week, (...)

Aisling Hassell: the average income earned by an Airbnb host in Ireland is €3,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Wednesday lunchtime in Dundrum and tipping down with rain. The umbrella poking out of the door of the single-storey red-brick on the narrow lanew(...)

Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

Richard Branson with Cool Planet founder Norman Crowley at Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow the Virgin  Atlantic founder  cut the ribbon and officially launched the world’s first permanent visitor centre dedicated to climate change. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The world’s first visitor centre dedicated to climate change has been opened at Powerscourt House, Co Wicklow, by Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Bran(...)

Fleet operators around the country can now switch from vehicles powered by heavy emission fuels to a cleaner and cheaper gas alternative

Amid the backlash against diesel engines and pending bans on diesel cars in certain European cities, many commercial vehicle operators are looking tow(...)

An attendant fills with a car with compressed natural gas (CNG) at a bi-fuel pump station in Salto, Argentina, which  has the fourth highest number of gas refueling stations in the world. Photograph:  Getty Images

As David Bowie might have put it, diesel is now out of bounds to my mother, my dog, and clown. The desperately bad press on the receiving end of which(...)

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