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#Fossil Fuels

From TheJournal.ie 'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland Fossil Fuels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters Oil Exploration

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end Fossil Fuels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York Leo In The Us

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget Interview

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'? Voices

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears Air Pollution

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill Out Of Order

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels Climate Change

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take' Climate Change

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins? Opinion

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel? That's Bananas

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

From TheJournal.ie Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet Fossil Fuels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through Smog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century Fossil Fuels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support Power Play

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe The Price Of Power

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world TURF'S UP

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

…Especially women and children.

From TheJournal.ie You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test Eco-friendly

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating Poverty

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

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

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans Blue Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

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

From TheJournal.ie How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel Solar Power

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same Fracking

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world Oil This post contains images

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

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.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research Fracking

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’ Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Greenpeace calls on Facebook to 'unfriend coal' Protest This post contains videos

Greenpeace calls on Facebook to 'unfriend coal'

Environmental lobby group launched protest online and in person outside Facebook’s Dublin offices over the company’s use of coal-produced power.

From TheJournal.ie Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans Environment This post contains images

Satellite photos show damage to the earth caused by humans

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

From Business ETC BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic Fossil Fuels

BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic

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