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23 February 2021  Relying on electric vehicles to meet newly ramped up emissions reductions is a “risky and potentially costly gamble”, the Joint Oireachtas Committee...

A closer look at microgeneration

19 February 2021  It seems like microgeneration is having a bit of a moment.  A new scheme for it was announced back in January, and it...

Pilot projects for community-led transitions launch in Dublin and Donegal

18 February 2021  Two pilot projects on community-based climate action transitions have officially launched today. Developed by the Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) and...

National Biodiversity Plan has failed to halt loss of nature

16 February 2021  The current National Biodiversity Plan has failed to stem the loss of nature in Ireland, a new report has warned.  The National Biodiversity...

Vast majority of country sees the environment as a “valuable asset”

12 February 2021  The vast majority of the country believes that the environment is a valuable asset, according to a new survey.  The Environmental Protection Agency...

A closer look: fossil fuel subsidies in Ireland

12 February 2021  Fossil fuel subsidies. You’ve probably heard about them on podcasts, through catching up with the news or at climate events.  But what do...

Grassroots campaign launches to stop CETA ratification

11 February 2021  A grassroots group known as “Stop CETA Ireland” has launched a campaign to stop the Irish government from ratifying the controversial Comprehensive...

Marine Protected Areas – a low-down

4 February 2021  Last week, the Department of Housing published a report on expanding our Marine Protected Area (MPA) network here in Ireland.  Which, naturally, got...

Cabinet signs off on new oil and gas exploration ban

2 February 2021  The Cabinet has signed off on introducing legislation to ban new applications for gas and oil exploration licences.  Minister for the Environment Eamon...

What’s the deal with water abstraction?

2 February 2021  Over the past couple of months, you might have heard quite a bit about water abstraction.  So what exactly is it, why is...

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