The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, has signalled an intention to put in place “a long-term trajectory for carbon tax increases out to 2030” in future budgets

The Government has backed off any increase in carbon tax, but Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled an intention to put in place “a long-term(...)

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel osaid eminds us that greenhouse gas emissions caused by industrialisation have already warmed the planet by one degree. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Confirmation that there is not even a modest increase in carbon tax in Budget 2019 is shocking, given Ireland’s track record in tackling climate chang(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Green” buses will be tested on routes in Dublin and Cork from next month as part of plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in the public transport(...)

The council is also reviewing national policies in light an EU requirement that a draft “climate and energy plan” be completed by the end of 2018.

The Government needs to introduce a carbon tax in the Budget and more than double it by 2030, if it is to have any chance of decarbonising Ireland in (...)

When the Government last year issued its overdue National Mitigation Plan (NMP) to cut emissions and adopt renewable energy, it was billed as the main(...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

Emissions from cars have improved greatly since 2005, but more people are now driving to work, according to the CSO. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland has been placed among the worst European performers in a range of environmental areas, according to detailed new statistical analysis. A bie(...)

Moody’s said the continued growth of data centres in the Republic would “significantly” contribute to a rise in electricity demand over the coming years,

Energy prices in Ireland are likely to rise in the coming years, partly as a result of greater electricity demand from data centres. A report on the (...)

Government policy has two mutually contradictory aims: to increase the output of what might be called industrial-style farming while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

You only ever hear about two types of guilt in the media – Catholic guilt and white, liberal guilt. I realised I had invented a whole new type of guil(...)

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