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New scheme will allow excess energy to be sold back to grid

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Ireland signs up to international biodiversity coalition

11 January 2021  Ireland has signed up to an international coalition that aims to protect almost a third of the planet’s land and sea area.  The...

Ireland to report emissions and removals from peatlands

7 January 2021  Starting this year, Ireland will report the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from peatlands.  The Department of the Environment, Climate and...

Joint Committee publish recommendations to strengthen Climate Bill

18 December 2020  The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has published their recommendations to substantially strengthen the Climate Bill across the board following weeks...

Water quality trends going “in the wrong direction”

15 December 2020  Just over half of Irish surface waters are in a satisfactory condition and trends are going “in the wrong direction”, according to...

Casper Gelderblom on “Make Amazon Pay” and climate

15 December 2020  “Make Amazon Pay”, an international and intersectional campaign, launched on Black Friday this year.  It brought together unions, environmental groups and other social...

Calls grow to postpone vote on Canada-Europe trade agreement

14 December 2020  Academics and civil society organisations are urging the Government to postpone a vote on a Canada-Europe trade agreement, which they warn would...

European Council endorses target of “at least” 55 per emissions reduction

11 December 2020  The European Council has approved a binding emissions reduction target of “at least” 55 per cent over the coming decade for the...

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