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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen unveils the bloc’s new climate targets in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Valeria Mongelli

Thirteen radical proposals to decarbonise Europe and reverse an impending climate disaster. That’s what the EU’s “Green Deal” package, published this (...)

European Union’s Fit for 55 plan targets emissions in  all sectors of the economy and in international trade.

Brussels will set out plans on Wednesday for the EU to become the world’s first mover on achieving net zero emissions in order to limit global warming(...)

The capacity of the data centres ‘already here exceeds substantially any demand arising in Ireland’, says Colm McCarthy

The notion that Ireland will achieve a 7 per cent reduction in Irish carbon emissions every year up to 2030 is “wildly unlikely”, according to the eco(...)

Flybmi said all flights were cancelled from Saturday. File photograph: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The City of Derry airport said it is “reviewing options” to resume a route to Stansted after airline flybmi announced it has suspended flights and is (...)

An electric car being charged. The electrification of road transport will have important implications for the economy across a range of dimensions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

If we are to halt climate change by 2050, we need to make dramatic alterations in our economy and in wider society. A key part of this transformation (...)

  Activists protest  near the   ESB peat burning power station   in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Paris agreement on climate change, reached last December, has been ratified by Ireland, the EU, and almost 100 other countries, and it has now tak(...)

The proposed ‘smart’ agricultural policy allows an increase in agricultural production while at the same time fulfilling our Green House Gas emissions targets. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

It seems too good to be true. A ‘smart’ agricultural policy that allows an increase in agricultural production while at the same time fulfilling our G(...)

Emissions build-up: In 1992, the EU proposed a tax on emissions which would have risen over time. If it had been introduced as planned, emissions would be much lower than they are now. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A decade ago, as part of its commitment to tackling the problem of global warming, the European Union introduced a scheme to force a reduction in emis(...)

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme offers a market where heavy emitters are obliged to buy carbon credits, the price of which has fallen dramatically since 2008.  Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

The expert group which advises the Government on climate change has come out in favour of a minimum price for carbon under the EU Emissions Trading Sc(...)