The research paper also found that the renewable technologies are more often used by wealthy households

Households using Government grants to install solar panels and other renewable technologies do not see a reduction in their energy usage, and may end (...)

Workers install solar panels on a roof. Photograph: Courtesy of Construct Ireland

The Government’s announcement that 500,000 houses are to be retrofitted to be more energy efficient will leave many people looking at their own four w(...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

Toyota and Hyundai are members of Hydrogen Mobility Ireland which wants to facilitate production of low-carbon hydrogen for transport. Photograph: iStock

A number of carmakers here have joined CIÉ, Ervia, Bord Gáis Energy and Bord Na Móna to present a plan to the Government’s low-emission vehicle taskfo(...)

Bam Ireland chief executive Theo Cullinane: “The argument that we are too small a country to make a difference holds no ground.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Builder Bam Ireland will spend €1.5 million converting its auto fleet to electric vehicles as it bids to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next de(...)

Not only are the pollutants we generate contributing to the climate catastrophe we are hurtling towards, they are also costing us cold hard cash every single day. Photograph: iStock

Irish people generate about 10 tons of carbon dioxide each year and are creating a footprint that we can ill-afford to leave behind. Not only are(...)

All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption will be published by Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Oireachtas will vote on new carbon budgets set out by successive governments, with any purchasing of carbon credits by departments who fail to hit(...)

Photograph: iStock

Up to €10 million is expected to be loaned to credit union members for a new home improvement funding scheme this year. The ProEnergy Homes scheme w(...)

83 per cent believe sustainability is a global issue needing to be addressed while 51 per cent choose products based on whether they are sustainable.

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen of Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, will discuss the similarities between Ireland and Norway, particularly wind exposure

MONDAY Results: Keywords Studios. Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (March); German exports and imports (Feb); US factory ord(...)

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