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Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneu(...)

“There are around 250 wind farms now onshore in Ireland, and we probably need about another 80 by 2030, with maybe four, five or six more offshore wind farms.” Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine the scene, it is a bright, crisp October morning in 2030, yet the house, insulated heavily with the help of a State grant in 2027, is still re(...)

 Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan said the scheme would help lower electricity prices by up to 30 per cent in coming years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seven communities around Ireland are about to go into power generation following a historic decision to support their projects under the State’s new r(...)

The programme for government states: “We do not believe that it makes sense to develop LNG gas import terminals importing fracked gas. Accordingly, we shall withdraw the Shannon LNG terminal from the EU Projects of Common Interest list in 2021.” File photograph: Getty

Anti-fracking campaigners have called on the Government to follow through on commitments to prevent development of new fracked gas importation termina(...)

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(...)

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