Residential sector emissions – mainly arising from home heating – are estimated, however, to have increased by 9 per  cent  due to so many people working from home.  Photograph: iStock

Greenhouse gas emissions declined in 2020 by 5.9 per cent mainly due to Covid-19; the biggest annual fall since the aftermath of the 2008 financial cr(...)


Ireland’s carbon emissions declined by less than 6 per cent last year, despite large sections of the economy being shut down for extended periods due (...)

EasyGo’s recently installed charge point in Dublin City University. The company is course to have a network of 1,300 this year.

EasyGo claims to have surpassed the ESB as the State’s largest provider of electric vehicle (EV) charge points. The Kildare-based company, which uses(...)

Free Now driver Derek Kavanagh pictured charging his car in Navan. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Taxi-hailing company Free Now is to invest €6 million so all of its 14,000 drivers can avail of a home charging kit in a bid to encourage them to swit(...)

“Stagnation in reducing heat demand is a major cause for concern given the large share of fossil fuel consumption used for heat,” says SEAI chief executive William Walsh.

Energy use for heat in Irish homes and businesses decreased by only 0.7 per cent in 2019, according to latest figures from the Sustainable Energy Auth(...)

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke  expressed concern that in relation to offshore wind energy the State ‘does not directly own or operate  any such resources’.  File photograph: Getty Images

The State is getting the modern-day equivalent of religious “indulgences” by paying €50 million to Estonia and Denmark for “statistical transfers” to (...)

Offshore wind energy is at the heart of Ireland’s climate plan to cut emissions in the electricity sector by two-thirds

Ireland has a pipeline of offshore wind projects big enough to deliver major decarbonisation and to meet key Government targets, but lack of a robust (...)

Prof Andrew Keane of UCD and co-founder and chief technology officer of Novogrid, and Paul Manning, co-founder and chief commerical officer

As electricity moves through the network, up to 7 per cent of it is lost. This is a natural phenomenon, but a costly one. Those generating the electri(...)

Skoda’s Enyaq 60 should land on the customer’s drive - after tax grants  - for €38,762.

Skoda has confirmed its pricing plan for the new all-electric Enyaq, arriving in showrooms from June next year. The electric crossover will be offere(...)

Most of the progress was in electricity generation due to a scaling up of renewable energy on the power grid. File photograph: Getty

Irish carbon dioxide emissions arising from fossil fuels used in the energy sector fell by 4.5 per cent in 2019, according to the latest figures from (...)

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