Ireland’s first-ever bat bridge constructed over new Galway motorway

October 4th, 2017 Ireland’s first-ever “bat bridge” has been constructed over Galway’s new motorway in a bid to conserve an internationally important colony of Lesser...

Australia only wealthy nation still breaking energy emissions records

Australia prides itself on punching above its weight on the global stage, but a recent achievement received less-than-usual attention in the halls of parliament...

EU lawmakers vote to curb fossil fuel influence on UN climate talks

The European Parliament has agreed to push to curb the access of fossil fuel lobbyists at international climate negotiations. MEPs on Wednesday voted for a motion...

EU States’ rejection of stronger food waste targets ‘unconscionable’

October 4th, 2017 EU Member States’ rejection of amendments to a proposed waste directive calling for unsold food to be redistributed to charities is “unconscionable”, a...

IEA: Renewable energy set to grow 40% globally by 2022

The world’s renewable energy capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, expanding 43% on...

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022

The world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, expanding 43% on...

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