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Visitors from Dingle on a recent visit to Templederry community-owned wind farm in Co Tipperary.

Communities across Ireland can now get into the renewable energy business by submitting bids to build their own wind and solar developments. Success(...)

‘Air travel is a small – but growing, and significant – part of international greenhouse gas emissions.’ Image: Getty Images/iStock

Beef is cancelled. Well, on many Virgin flights, anyway. Earlier this year, Richard Branson – whose company is about to charge people $250,000 (€228,(...)

An Post chief executive David McRedmond: “we’ve accelerated our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 50%   from 2030 to 2025”

Every An Post letter and parcel delivery in Dublin city centre is now emission free, the company said on Friday. It said the addition of 7.5-tonne el(...)

ESB power station at Shannonbridge. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A move by the ESB to combine peat with biomass at its West Offaly Power Station is “fundamentally misconceived”, according to environmental groups led(...)

An Oireachtas committee has heard that current rules around citizens selling on renewable  energy that they have generated ‘do not work’. Image: iStock/Getty Images.

Citizens and community groups want to play their part in moving away from fossil fuels and in adopting renewable energy, but regulations and grid conn(...)

Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg (centre) during a demonstration calling for climate action  in Stockholm last Friday.  Photograph: Elisabeth Ubbe/New York Times

Adults are not in control of the global response to climate change, and this has led to widespread protests by young people throughout the world, acco(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Richard Bruton: Up to €25 million of Government funds are available towards projects delivering energy savings to communities, including public buildings, homes and businesses. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A move to enable households, small businesses and farmers receive payments for electricity generated from renewable energy sources is to go before the(...)

The anti-fracking campaign group in jubilant mood after a Bill was passed at the Dáil banning the practice in the State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The passing of a Bill to ban onshore fracking means the State joins just a handful of countries globally which prohibit extraction of natural gas from(...)

More power: new campaign group is advocating for Irish climate action in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN’s sustainable development goals. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar should delay the adoption of an inadequate and unambitious national plan that aims to address climate change, a new campaign g(...)

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