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'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
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# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

Jan 27th 2021, 10:45 PM 19,529 Views 51 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today
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Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today

Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 20,693 Views 147 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland
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'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 22,057 Views 15 Comments

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters
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# Oil Exploration

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters

Sep 24th 2019, 9:32 AM 24,962 Views 58 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told a UN climate summit that oil exploration in Irish waters would end.

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end
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Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 8:17 PM 24,443 Views 70 Comments

During his speech, Varadkar said he wants Ireland to be known as a “green country”.

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York
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Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Sep 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 6,925 Views 29 Comments

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget
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Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Sep 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,992 Views 63 Comments

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?
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Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Jul 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 15,123 Views 52 Comments

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears
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Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

Jun 11th 2019, 8:00 PM 16,399 Views 35 Comments

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill
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# Out Of Order

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

Feb 21st 2019, 2:33 PM 23,202 Views 57 Comments

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people
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# Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Oct 31st 2018, 5:05 PM 16,120 Views 25 Comments

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels
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Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

Jul 12th 2018, 4:34 PM 70,948 Views 65 Comments

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'

Jul 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,088 Views 56 Comments

Climate change is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in the world, writes Paul Healy from Trócaire.

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?
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Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?

Jul 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 18,821 Views 26 Comments

It’s time for the government to ban fossil fuel exploration and invest in the real local, rural renewable economy on our coastlines, writes Sinead Mercier.

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
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# Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Feb 8th 2018, 1:55 PM 51,915 Views 185 Comments

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?
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# That's Bananas

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

Jan 11th 2018, 7:45 PM 16,847 Views 19 Comments

These Young Scientists think so.

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet
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Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

Dec 9th 2016, 1:23 PM 17,717 Views 126 Comments

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through
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# Smog

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

Dec 1st 2015, 3:29 PM 14,227 Views 29 Comments

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century
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G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century

Jun 8th 2015, 4:22 PM 8,176 Views 20 Comments

The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
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# Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,866 Views 66 Comments

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe
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# The Price Of Power

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

Oct 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 27,973 Views 71 Comments

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
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# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,507 Views 30 Comments

…Especially women and children.

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
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You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

Jun 7th 2014, 11:18 AM 12,783 Views 68 Comments

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating
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Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 6,646 Views 46 Comments

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans
# Blue Energy
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# Blue Energy

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans

Jan 20th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,790 Views 37 Comments

Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
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Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Oct 21st 2013, 9:46 AM 15,356 Views 230 Comments

Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel
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# Solar Power

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

May 3rd 2013, 6:18 PM 14,563 Views 23 Comments

Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
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# Fracking

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 24 Views 108 Comments

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world
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The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

Jan 13th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,280 Views 16 Comments

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?
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Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Nov 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 55 Views 35 Comments

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking
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# Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Oct 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,717 Views 34 Comments

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research
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Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

Sep 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,933 Views 17 Comments

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland
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Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland

Apr 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 79 Views 102 Comments

Even with the recent discovery of oil in Irish waters, Ireland remains one of the most dependent countries in the world on imported fuels. This can’t last, writes Eamon Ryan.

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands
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Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Oct 18th 2011, 7:30 AM 251 Views 49 Comments

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
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Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

Aug 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 187 Views 51 Comments

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

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Greenpeace calls on Facebook to 'unfriend coal'

Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans
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Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans

Mar 23rd 2011, 6:32 PM 3,525 Views 0 Comments

Some of the destruction caused by humans destroying rainforests, draining marshes and drilling for fossil fuels has been captured by Nasa satellite photographs.

BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic
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BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic

Jan 15th 2011, 11:59 AM 461 Views 0 Comments

BP has teamed up with Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft to explore for natural gas and oil off the Siberian coast.