The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten pictured at a meeting with his Canadian counterpart Catherine McKenna in Toronto when he confirmed Ireland is to join the ‘Powering Past Coal’ alliance.

Ireland is to join an international alliance committed to accelerating the end of coal use for power generation and for other forms of energy. Ministe(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten insisted: ‘This is a fair deal for Ireland and a good day for climate.’ File image: Reuters/Yves Herman

EU environment ministers have agreed national emissions-reduction targets in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of U(...)