With Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google committed to source 100 per cent of their energy from renewable sources, the Commission notes Ireland’s lack of progress may also be ‘raising concerns for some key multinational companies’. Photograph: Getty Images

The scale of the task facing Ireland in reducing carbon emissions has been underlined by the European Commission in its latest evaluation of the State(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said he was working with colleagues across government to develop climate-action initiatives. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Current Government policies will not deliver the kind of carbon emissions reductions the Republic has committed to and will result in significant “com(...)

Participants and guests at the UN climate summit  in Katowice, Poland.  Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

The message from UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, this week was stark, so much so that governments had to be more ambitious in responding to clim(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Among the targets are achieving 32 per cent use of renewable energy sources and meeting a 32 per cent target in energy efficiency. File photograph: PA

While Ireland is unlikely to meet EU decarbonisation and renewable energy targets for 2020, “an ambitious, but realistic, climate and energy roadmap” (...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)