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#climate action plan

# climate-action-plan - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Installing electric heat pumps in Irish homes could increase costs by up to 46%
# Research
# Research

Installing electric heat pumps in Irish homes could increase costs by up to 46%

Aug 3rd 2022, 6:53 AM 60,581 Views 71 Comments

The ESRI study found that retrofitting homes to a standard needed to support a heat pump was ‘by far’ the greatest driver of cost.

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department

Jun 9th 2022, 2:54 PM 11,459 Views 10 Comments

Only 59% of climate measures that were due to be completed by March were delivered.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Climate Action Delivery Board scraps requirement for itself to report to Government every quarter

Updated Mar 19th 2022, 1:20 PM 16,782 Views 17 Comments

The Board is also no longer required to present an annual progress report to Government.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 1 January, 2022

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022
# Climactic
# Climactic

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022

Jan 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 18,149 Views 37 Comments
  • The Journal analysed documents and spoke to experts to understand climate action planned this year and which interventions are needed most urgently.
  • This year will see a 2022 Climate Action Plan that is updated to “fully reflect the legally adopted carbon budgets and sectoral ceilings”, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Here's what the Government will be doing this year - and what experts say must be tackled.

# climate-action-plan - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 6,059 Views 9 Comments

Let’s take a look back at the climate policies and goals Ireland put forward over the last 12 months.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 15 November, 2021

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

74% of young car owners plan to cut down on trips or switch to electric, poll finds

Nov 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,415 Views 38 Comments

However, 32% of car owners overall do not plan on making any change to the number of journeys they take.

# climate-action-plan - Friday 5 November, 2021

Poll: Are you happy with the revised Climate Action Plan?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with the revised Climate Action Plan?

Nov 5th 2021, 8:42 AM 18,694 Views 55 Comments

Does it go too far? Not far enough?

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Low-cost loans and scrappage scheme to convince drivers to buy electric could be on the cards
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Low-cost loans and scrappage scheme to convince drivers to buy electric could be on the cards

Nov 4th 2021, 6:41 PM 57,723 Views 131 Comments

Currently the government offers €5,000 grant to someone looking to buy an electric vehicle.

Taoiseach says there's an 'obsession' about the national herd in climate debate
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Taoiseach says there's an 'obsession' about the national herd in climate debate

Nov 4th 2021, 6:40 PM 11,368 Views 18 Comments

“There’s a much broader range of issues that we have to do in addition to agriculture,” the Taoiseach said at the launch of the Climate Action Plan.

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,679 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

The Government's long-awaited Climate Action Plan is out - here's what's in it

Nov 4th 2021, 4:10 PM 41,404 Views 126 Comments
  • The long-awaited revised Climate Action Plan sets out how Ireland intends to meet tight climate targets over the next nine years.
  • It raises the target for renewable-sourced electricity from 70% to 80%, which will involve increased solar, onshore wind, and offshore wind power.
  • The agriculture sector, which is responsible for the most greenhouse gases, has been targeted with the lowest emissions reduction.
Government's much-awaited climate action plan will be published today
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government's much-awaited climate action plan will be published today

Nov 4th 2021, 8:33 AM 13,164 Views 59 Comments

The three coalition leaders are expected to officially unveil the document later today.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 13 September, 2021

New climate action plan to be published in October
# Targets
# Targets

New climate action plan to be published in October

Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 9,841 Views 50 Comments

The plan will set out how the government intends to lower Ireland’s emissions and reach other climate goals.

# climate-action-plan - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

EPA says Ireland greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 3% per year until 2030 (once government targets are met)
# Gas Emission Targets
# Gas Emission Targets

EPA says Ireland greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 3% per year until 2030 (once government targets are met)

Jul 8th 2020, 7:33 AM 8,603 Views 44 Comments

This projection, however, entirely depends on the Climate Action Plan 2019 being implemented in full.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 6 January, 2020

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today

Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 20,894 Views 147 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 30 December, 2019

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,941 Views 76 Comments

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,284 Views 88 Comments

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
# Dáil Gates
# Dáil Gates

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Nov 4th 2019, 11:47 AM 42,988 Views 74 Comments

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,772 Views 64 Comments

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

# climate-action-plan - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Bus Éireann conducting feasibility study for potential future move from Broadstone Depot
# Broadstone Depot
# Broadstone Depot

Bus Éireann conducting feasibility study for potential future move from Broadstone Depot

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:15 AM 19,717 Views 17 Comments

The company said it was looking into potential future locations given expected passenger growth.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

Aug 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 54,455 Views 121 Comments

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

# climate-action-plan - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
# End Of Free Charging
# End Of Free Charging

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:58 AM 75,957 Views 198 Comments

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'
# Fuel Tax
# Fuel Tax

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'

Aug 15th 2019, 4:53 PM 35,499 Views 118 Comments

A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.

# climate-action-plan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car
# Petrol Versus Ev
# Petrol Versus Ev

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

Jun 23rd 2019, 7:45 AM 59,897 Views 153 Comments

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# climate-action-plan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Jun 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,429 Views 94 Comments

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 17 June, 2019

'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030

Jun 17th 2019, 7:30 PM 16,053 Views 90 Comments

The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.

# climate-action-plan - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years

May 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 37,625 Views 111 Comments

The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan
# Recycling
# Recycling

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

May 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,049 Views 49 Comments

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.