The zero emission Fuso Canter e-Cell parked on the charging station. The Fuso Canter is the one of the most ecological small trucks in Europe. Irish local authorities only have 75 low-emission vehicles in use.  Photograph: iStock

Less than 2 per cent of local authority vehicles are electric or hybrid while no common policy exists on “greening” council fleets, data obtained from(...)

An electric charger for a Citroen SUV C5 Air Cross plug-in hybrid   is on display at  the Paris Motor Show. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

The prospect of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars losing their Government subsidies is a looming possibility as the we roll towards budget day in October(...)

A UCC professor has warned that Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is becoming the New Delhi of Ireland due to high levels of air pollution. File photograph: Getty Images.

Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is fast becoming the “New Delhi of Ireland” due to the high levels of pollution in the town’s air, a professor from Universi(...)

Understanding exactly how much litter is comprised of packaging, the report explains, is crucial. Photograph: iStock

What is in a litter bin? Rooting through a typical litterbin or a pile of roadside rubbish might be an unappealing prospect but it can tell you a lo(...)

In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

According to the department, this total network capacity will meet the requirements of hundreds of thousands of vehicles. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Some €20 million is being invested in a network of high-powered electric vehicle charging points across the country. The move is aimed at addressing (...)

Spawning salmon. Photograph: Getty

Temperatures in Irish lakes and rivers during last summer’s heatwave reached lethal levels for fish species, notably salmon and trout, according to In(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

Denis Naughten: Announced a scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation. Photograph: Collins

A scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation in Irish homes will be rolled out this summer, Minister for Communications, Climat(...)

A sunny day in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green.  Hot days in Ireland are projected to  get warmer by up to 2.6 degrees by 2050. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s first national strategy for adapting to climate change has set out how the Irish economy and society must be made more resilient to withstan(...)

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