Paul Deane

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Wind turbines at Monaincha wind farm, Roscrea, Co Offaly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

With the conclusion of Cop26 in Glasgow, focus switches to how countries can quickly start delivering on commitments to reduce emissions over the comi(...)

The increasing number of data centres in Ireland will put additional demand on  electricity supply. Photograph: iStock

The recently published IPCC climate science report published by the UN is a global wake-up call, highlighting the urgent need for rapid and significan(...)

‘Matching high energy users’ demand with zero emissions power would significantly reduce the emissions impact while also reducing stress on the grid at time of high demand.’ Photograph: iStock

New large electricity users and data centres should only be allowed connect to the national grid if they meet their own electricity requirements with(...)

The livestock issue, which is responsible for the bulk of Irish agricultural emissions, has to be faced up to because new technologies  are not yet available, says Dr Paul Deane. File photograph: iStock

If methane emissions are to be cut in agriculture by only 10 per cent over the next decade – as recommended in a new Irish agri-food sector strategy (...)

This year was seminal in trying to win hearts and minds in scaling up climate ambition,  the annual conference of Wind Energy Ireland was told on Tuesday. File photograph: iStock

The biggest challenge facing Ireland as it seeks to halve its carbon emissions, strengthen its power grid and decarbonise electricity generation is se(...)

Wind will provide two-thirds of Ireland’s total energy needs by 2050, the report predicts. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

An energy system with net-zero emissions is achievable in Ireland by 2050 with likely benefits going far beyond addressing the climate crisis, accordi(...)

Weather data underlines “the importance of being able to export and import energy through the interconnectors during high and low wind periods”, says the MaREI energy institute in UCC.

By 2030, the electricity system on the island of Ireland will be 40 per cent larger in capacity but emit half the carbon emissions of today, according(...)

The overhaul of motor tax and vehicle registration tax  is designed to push car buyers towards green choices

A range of climate actions are threaded through Budget 2021, with significant measures including an overhaul of motor taxation; carbon tax increases, (...)

The national herd is covered by most parties in relation to climate change. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What happened to “the climate election”, where the issue would take over all others? Ireland was among the first countries in the world to declare la(...)

The embrace of EVs and battery-powered hybrids is accelerating across the world, though for most drivers, without subsidies, they are prohibitively expensive. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

When it comes to climate action, transport is one of the carbon-polluting sectors set to cause headaches for years to come. The difficulty is glaring (...)

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