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The report from the all-party Committee on Climate Action, produced after seven months of intense scrutiny of how climate breakdown threatens Ireland, sets out a new direction in responding to an existential threat to Planet Earth. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The report from the all-party Committee on Climate Action, produced after seven months of intense scrutiny of how climate breakdown threatens Ireland,(...)

Renewable energy: One of the committee’s priorities would be to ensure the carbon tax is applied in a fair manner as Ireland transitions way from being a high fossil fuel-intensive industry. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Government will oversee an extensive consultation process on carbon taxes in the coming months. The process will be led by the Departments of Fina(...)

The cross-party committee recommends scaling up adoption of renewable energy.

The Climate Action Committee report on addressing climate change has 40 recommendations, adding up to a fundamental redirection in how Ireland respond(...)

Hildegarde Naughton, chairwoman of committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The all-party Committee on Climate Action have reached agreement on a far-reaching series of actions to scale up Ireland’s response to global warming.(...)

Sumaya Mohammed (12) of Cork Educate Together Secondary School told the climate committee: ‘We should be enjoying life having carefree thoughts and not having to worry about the future of the world. Yet we are here telling you how to do your job.’

Five students who took place in recent school strikes for climate, made a collective plea on Thursday to the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action to(...)

An environmental group has been given leave to judicially review a decision by the Legal Aid Board to refuse to consider funding for their legal chall(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman Barry Cowen said constituencies such as his own of Offaly, where Bord na Móna has a significant presence, could see its industries affected. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has warned it will not support any carbon tax increases in the budget unless the money raised is reinvested in affected communities and m(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley: he said there was a need to increase carbon taxes, but it was unclear how those most affected would be supported

An attempt to agree a common position on increasing carbon taxes while protecting those on low incomes and experiencing fuel poverty will be made by T(...)

Tom Finnegan and Pawel Szawernoga from Fintos Electric Cars with their prototype, Spika, a carbon neutral electric car to be built in Ireland, at the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The British car industry may be going down the tubes due to Brexit, but Ireland is about to embark on the manufacture of a car that is carbon neutral (...)

The current carbon tax adds about 5.3 cents to a litre of diesel. Photograph: iStock

What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a tax on the use of fossil fuels such as oil, petrol, diesel, gas, coal and peat; anything emitting CO2 when it’(...)

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