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More than two million e-bikes have been sold in the EU, with sales largely driven by incentive schemes.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Electric cars should not be the main focus for transport in the Government’s climate action plan, city planning and cycling experts told the Oireachta(...)

The research paper also found that the renewable technologies are more often used by wealthy households

Households using Government grants to install solar panels and other renewable technologies do not see a reduction in their energy usage, and may end (...)

A former minister for agriculture, Simon Coveney said the CAP is worth about €12 billion annually to Irish farmers. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s climate action plan is designed to ensure Irish agriculture is prepared for future changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fo(...)

Orange juice is a staggeringly energy-demanding product.

Switching from orange juice to apple juice may not save the world, but it can have a surprisingly effective impact on improving it. Orange juice is a (...)

The Government’s aim is to have 950,000 electric cars on the road by 2030. Photograph: iStock

Promising “radical change” in the wake of local elections in which the green vote came out in force is undoubtedly a good political tactic for a party(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton at Monday’s launch of the Government’s climate action plan at TU Dublin, Grangegorman. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is to hold “town hall” meetings throughout the country on its climate action plan in an effort to encourage communities to buy into its(...)

The Dangme river winds through a valley near Mongar, Bhutan. During times of drought glaciers become the largest suppliers of water to Asia’s major river basin, a study found. File photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

The glaciers of the Himalayas are melting at an accelerating rate, according to a study that underscores the impact of climate change on an area that (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton announcing details of the climate action plan at TU Dublin, Grangegorman, on Monday. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Richard Bruton loves action plans. When he became minister for enterprise and jobs in 2011 he had an action plan for jobs. He also had one in educatio(...)

US president Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally in Orlando, Florida, US, on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. For one night in a packed arena in Orlando, Trump tried to recapture the insurgent energy and anything-might-happen feel of the campaign that fueled his bid for the White House four years ago. Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg

The Trump administration rolled back one of the signature climate change policies of the Obama era on Wednesday, giving individual states the right to(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he said  transport elements were “woeful, lacking ambition in seeking real efficiency and long-term decarbonisation”

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has rejected claims by the Green Party and People Before Profit that measures on public transport in the Go(...)

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