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#Emissions

# emissions - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,272 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

# emissions - Friday 12 November, 2021

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,038 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

# emissions - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming

Nov 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,294 Views 11 Comments

The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating

# emissions - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about cattle?
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Quiz: How much do you know about cattle?

Nov 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 48,901 Views 22 Comments

Moooooooooo, moooooooooooooooo.

# emissions - Thursday 4 November, 2021

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 8,534 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 41,036 Views 125 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.

# emissions - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane
# Emissions
# Emissions

Dáil hears there are 'no proposals' to cull cattle as 80 countries sign pledge to cut methane

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 4:59 PM 19,074 Views 59 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the COP26 summit this afternoon.
  • He said earlier that he size of the country’s cattle population should “remain stable”.
  • Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue said a reduction in average slaughter age from 27 months to 24 months would help reduce emissions.

# emissions - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 33,139 Views 129 Comments

Climate experts have advised that reducing the number of cows in Ireland would have a significant impact for reducing emissions.

# emissions - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,702 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?
# Carbon Budget
# Carbon Budget

Poll: Do you think Ireland will meet its emissions targets?

Oct 26th 2021, 10:26 AM 27,081 Views 91 Comments

For the first time, the Irish government is due to implement three carbon budgets.

# emissions - Friday 22 October, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,661 Views 12 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

# emissions - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target

Oct 20th 2021, 10:52 PM 12,235 Views 10 Comments

The UN says emissions must go down nearly 50% by 2030.

# emissions - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report
# Emissions
# Emissions

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report

Aug 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 24,066 Views 69 Comments

Methane emissions have increased by 170% compared to pre-industrial levels.

# emissions - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill

Jul 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,789 Views 30 Comments

Campaigners worry about what the late changes will mean for Ireland’s carbon budgets.

# emissions - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,142 Views 29 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.

# emissions - Monday 3 May, 2021

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 18,064 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.

# emissions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

Apr 13th 2021, 4:47 PM 6,318 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

# emissions - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,823 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# emissions - Monday 4 November, 2019

New Delhi under 'worst smog levels in recent years' from fumes, emissions and straw burning
# India's Capital
# India's Capital

New Delhi under 'worst smog levels in recent years' from fumes, emissions and straw burning

Nov 4th 2019, 10:35 PM 12,090 Views 24 Comments

India’s capital city is blanketed in a poisonous smog every winter.

# emissions - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year
# Emissions
# Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

Sep 25th 2019, 12:10 AM 23,471 Views 92 Comments

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

# emissions - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families
# ESRI Study
# ESRI Study

Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families

Jun 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,418 Views 141 Comments

Last year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohue considered introducing higher carbon taxes but ditched the idea at the last minute.

# emissions - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
# Ebit Macht Frei
# Ebit Macht Frei

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'

Mar 14th 2019, 10:25 PM 25,137 Views 28 Comments

Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.

# emissions - Friday 30 November, 2018

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic
# No Cars Go
# No Cars Go

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic

Nov 30th 2018, 9:16 PM 12,435 Views 21 Comments

And from March, drivers who go in illegally will be fined €90.

# emissions - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests
# Emissions
# Emissions

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests

Nov 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 9,257 Views 15 Comments

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges across the UK capital today.

# emissions - Monday 20 August, 2018

How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)
# Driver Dilemma
# Driver Dilemma

How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)

Aug 20th 2018, 1:17 PM 52,905 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what you can do to make your motor as clean and efficient as possible.

# emissions - Monday 5 March, 2018

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year
# Emissions
# Emissions

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year

Mar 5th 2018, 8:26 PM 86,234 Views 137 Comments

It said sales of diesel cars have fallen dramatically in Ireland.

# emissions - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes

Jan 30th 2018, 1:36 PM 16,981 Views 47 Comments

The monkeys were watching cartoons at the time.

# emissions - Monday 22 January, 2018

Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type
# Insights
# Insights

Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM 2,804 Views 5 Comments

David Simpson of Windsor Clonee says the future is electric.

# emissions - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

Dec 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 4,949 Views 12 Comments

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# emissions - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Nov 27th 2017, 6:16 PM 13,268 Views 182 Comments

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

# emissions - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

Nov 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,843 Views 57 Comments

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# emissions - Monday 18 September, 2017

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
# Pollution
# Pollution

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Sep 18th 2017, 10:49 AM 12,513 Views 50 Comments

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# emissions - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
# Deep Breath
# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,628 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# emissions - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
# Irish Cement
# Irish Cement

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,385 Views 17 Comments

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# emissions - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,619 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# emissions - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

Jul 26th 2017, 8:54 AM 31,010 Views 199 Comments

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

# emissions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
# Burning Waste
# Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,689 Views 39 Comments

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# emissions - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
# Lime Leak
# Lime Leak

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 12th 2017, 10:06 PM 9,889 Views 33 Comments

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

# emissions - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Jun 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,703 Views 9 Comments

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# emissions - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'
# 30km Zones
# 30km Zones

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'

May 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,982 Views 47 Comments

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

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