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# emissions - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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

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 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

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

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'

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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?

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

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

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

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

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'

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

# emissions - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Inside the growing furore between Limerick residents and Irish Cement... over dust

The local cement plant is owned by a subsidiary of CRH, one of Ireland’s biggest companies.

# emissions - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

# emissions - Monday 8 August, 2016

Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines

The devices are said to reduce soot particle emissions by up to 90%.

# emissions - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model

In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.

# emissions - Monday 4 January, 2016

The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal

The civil complaint against the German automaker was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.

# emissions - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has spread to even more cars

Now Porsche is involved.

# emissions - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Police seize hard-drives and files in raid at Volkswagen HQ in Germany

The company is recalling 80,000 cars in Ireland in the wake of the scandal.

# emissions - Friday 2 October, 2015

Is your car affected by the emissions scandal? You'll soon be able to check online

You’ll need your car’s Vehicle Identification Number.

# emissions - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen?

The crisis escalated severely this week, with CEO Martin Winterkorn quitting his job. But what went on at VW?

# emissions - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# emissions - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

China and the US agreed a climate deal - here's why it matters

It may signal a worldwide action on climate change.

# emissions - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# emissions - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# emissions - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

'Shut down coal and peat power stations', say Greens

The EPA has said that Ireland will meet its Kyoto obligations based on provisional figures for 2008 – 2012.

# emissions - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

# emissions - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m

Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.

# emissions - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Around 140 countries decided on the deal after all-night talks in Geneva.

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