Society of the Irish Motor Industry accepts changes to the funding regime ‘but now is not the time to do it’. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty

Motor dealers have been told grants for electric vehicles next year will not be allocated to car owners until after October, heightening concerns the (...)

I have a 30-year-old dormer bungalow and I now need to replace the roof slates. I want to increase the insulation on the roof when I do this. I have s(...)

The report noted that barriers continue to persist in low-income households accessing grants to make homes more energy efficient, such as upfront costs. File photograph: Getty

About €4 billion is being spent in Ireland each year on subsidies that potentially damage the environment, according to a leading social think tank. (...)

Running your heating system on low heat for longer is more economical than running the system at high temperatures for short periods. Photograph: iStock

Updated with reader suggestion (end of text) on Thursday August 29th I’m a 73-year-old pensioner with limited means. I live in a house, probably buil(...)

Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

Is hydrogen fuel going to be the fuel of the future?   Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

If you are a betting person, then a wager on hydrogen power as a potential future fuel source for cars may just have become a better bet: China could (...)

Richard Bruton says he expects letters of offer to issue from early September 2019 to  eligible applicants. Photograph: iStock

All applicants to a deep retrofit pilot who submitted their details before July will have their application processed, according to Minister for Envir(...)

Assurances were given that sufficient funding was available for the retrofit housing scheme when it was known that all applicants could not be accommodated. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Confidence in public administration is a necessary lubricant in the relationship between citizens and government. And it has been damaged by the handl(...)

More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

The cost of the Ford-Centrica home chargers has not yet been announced, but most home charging systems currently cost between €900 and €1,000, installed, but are eligible in most cases for a €600 grant. Photograph:  Reuters

Ford is winding up for a big push into the burgeoning electric vehicle market in the next two years, and it’s partnering with Bord Gáis to provide hom(...)

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