Kate Ruddock

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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(...)

Photograph: iStock

The notion of water charges has not been universally popular in Ireland – at least when it comes to the water from our taps. When it comes to bottled(...)

Community spirit: Pat Rabbitte opens Templederry Wind Farm in 2013

Last month, as world leaders met in Paris at COP21, the United Nations climate-change summit, more than 100 Irish community groups, co-operatives, ene(...)

Environmental groups also argue the use of fracked gas or oil also contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere at a time when the Paris Agreement has ratified a move towards global carbon neutrality by the end of the century. File photograph: Michael Okoniewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A TD will present proposed legislation to the Dáil on Thursday that would completely ban any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the State. The privat(...)

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