“Improving the energy efficiency of your home will reduce your carbon emissions, your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.” Photograph: iStock

Concerned that your carbon footprint is more of a crater? You are probably right – while the ideal carbon footprint would be in the region of two-thre(...)

Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ireland’s ocean resources are crucial to delivering on the target of generating 70 per cent of electricity in the State from renewable energy by 2030,(...)

A €10 increase would add around €1.70 to a 60 litre petrol fill. Photograph: Getty Images

According to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, all new revenues raised by new or increased carbon taxes in Ireland will be ringfenced to pay for coping with cli(...)

President Michael D Higgins with  Irish Times Environment and Science Editor  Kevin O’Sullivan. Mr Higgins said humans were threatening the future of the planet, driven  by greed, capitalism and an acceptance of inequality

Everything is connected, believes Michael D Higgins. The world currently faces three crises – ecological, economic and social. Each are linked, but no(...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry accepts changes to the funding regime ‘but now is not the time to do it’. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty

Motor dealers have been told grants for electric vehicles next year will not be allocated to car owners until after October, heightening concerns the (...)

I have a 30-year-old dormer bungalow and I now need to replace the roof slates. I want to increase the insulation on the roof when I do this. I have s(...)

The report noted that barriers continue to persist in low-income households accessing grants to make homes more energy efficient, such as upfront costs. File photograph: Getty

About €4 billion is being spent in Ireland each year on subsidies that potentially damage the environment, according to a leading social think tank. (...)

Running your heating system on low heat for longer is more economical than running the system at high temperatures for short periods. Photograph: iStock

Updated with reader suggestion (end of text) on Thursday August 29th I’m a 73-year-old pensioner with limited means. I live in a house, probably buil(...)

Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

Is hydrogen fuel going to be the fuel of the future?   Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

If you are a betting person, then a wager on hydrogen power as a potential future fuel source for cars may just have become a better bet: China could (...)

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