In a bid to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Government has set a target that all new car and van sales will be zero-emission by 2030

An economist based at Trinity College Dublin has been awarded a €347,434 grant to carry out research into consumer buying decisions relating to electr(...)

Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

Farmer Kieran Hearne and National Dairy Council chief executive Zoe Kavanagh: consumers want Ireland to continue to be a sustainable dairy agricultural country. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Waterford farmer Kieran Hearne has been farming in the shadow of the Comeragh mountains near Rathgormack village since he took over the running of the(...)

Shannonbridge power station is the close. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a pressing need to be honest with what communities in the midlands are facing as the region gets out of peat, the Oireachtas Climate Action C(...)

Maybe the best One Change we can make is to lobby RTÉ and the other national stations to start creating programmes like the excellent podcasts on climate change.

Radio and television have been slow to inform audiences about the challenges of climate change and the potential actions we can take to alleviate the (...)

 Installation of  energy efficient solar panels. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Homeowners carrying out major renovations or extensions face having to fully upgrade the property’s energy efficiency – ramping up their costs by tens(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

The grant, administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland (SEAI), was on top of the €5,000 tax rebate on Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) on full-electric vehicles.

The Government has ended the €3,800 grant for businesses purchasing electric cars or plug-in hybrids, in a decision seemingly at odds with efforts to (...)

Lights are very often left on needlessly so it makes sense  to install timer switches to make sure they  are turned off outside of working hours

There are many things your business can do to radically reduce energy consumption – and bills. Even small moves like moving to energy efficient LED li(...)

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