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The Climate Change Advisory Council claims the practice of using public funds to buy carbon credits from other countries has no domestic benefit

The failure to set out detailed, cost-effective proposals on how to decarbonise the Irish economy by 2050 represents a major obstacle to progressing p(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly ‘was crystal clear that people want to see the Government take the lead on climate action’

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government to include the carbon tax in a series of decarbonisation measures rather than increasing it as a sta(...)

Eirgrid plans to link two substations in Woodland, Co Meath, and Dunstown, Co Kildare, at a cost of €110-€190 million. Photograph: iStock

National electricity grid operator Eirgrid is planning a €110 million-plus boost to part of its network to meet rocketing demand from data centres and(...)

“The commercial development of wave energy converters is moving towards reality and is led by an Irish company,  Ocean Energy.” Photograph; Getty Images

The big climate issue facing Ireland is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and switching to a low carbon way of living, and Prof Tony Lewis believes th(...)

The council is also reviewing national policies in light an EU requirement that a draft “climate and energy plan” be completed by the end of 2018.

The Government needs to introduce a carbon tax in the Budget and more than double it by 2030, if it is to have any chance of decarbonising Ireland in (...)

The Report on Climate Change and Land will be of critical importance to Ireland, Denis Naughten said, as agriculture is responsible for more than 30 per cent of Irish emissions. File photograph:Getty Images

The process of revisiting Ireland’s climate change strategy – as flagged by Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten – will be takin(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. The Government’s White Paper on Energy has called for Ireland to cease its use of  fossil fuels by the end of the century.   Photograph: PA

Ireland will use no fossil fuels by the end of the century, according to a new Government energy policy paper. The White Paper on Energy was publishe(...)

Visitors pass a COP21 logo at the COP21 world climate change conference. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

Europe’s political leaders must “dramatically ramp up efforts” to phase out polluting coal plants if they are serious about preventing dangerous clima(...)

Students at St Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, protesting in 2014 about pylons in the Comeragh region. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grid Link is the biggest and most expensive of three projects EirGrid announced in early 2013. Running 230km from Knockraha in Cork, through Wexford, (...)

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