Climate targets are now set in law, but can they be achieved?
The government’s Climate Action Bill became law last Friday but, as we step up efforts to reduce our emissions, some areas such as data centres and farming are a cause for concern
As the devastation caused by major floods across north-western Europe turned communities from panic to grief last week, Eamon Ryan attended a particularly sombre meeting of European environment ministers in Slovenia.
Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Commission, was making a presentation on the EU’s new Fit for 55 climate legislative package when he informed ministers that the 15-year-old daughter of a senior EU energy and climate official had been killed in the floods just...
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TD wants ban on idling car engines close to schools
Jennifer Whitmore is introducing a bill that would impose a fine of up to €500 on drivers who leave their engines idling within 100 metres of a school
Ryan considers pushing renewable electricity target to 80 per cent by 2030
Move would be an increase from the current target of 70 per cent and would be a central pillar in the upcoming Climate Action Plan
Ryan considers new rules to improve air quality in urban areas
Minister to tighten up regulations on peat and solid fuel burning in Ireland’s towns and cities
29% of business leaders say ESG issues will top skills agenda in next two years
Expertise in the area of environmental, social and governance is expected to be in demand, Institute of Directors survey finds