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#Fossil Fuels

# fossil-fuels - Last month October 2022

Human health ‘at the mercy of fossil fuels’, report warns
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Human health ‘at the mercy of fossil fuels’, report warns

Oct 26th 2022, 8:11 AM 6,869 Views 16 Comments

Lancet The new report warns that governments are still prioritising use of fossil fuels despite huge health harms from climate change.

# fossil-fuels - This year 2022

UN chief slams 'immoral', 'excessive' profits of oil and gas companies amid energy crisis
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

UN chief slams 'immoral', 'excessive' profits of oil and gas companies amid energy crisis

Aug 4th 2022, 7:49 AM 14,650 Views 22 Comments

The burning of fossil fuels is the main cause of climate change.

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas

Jul 6th 2022, 12:03 PM 11,560 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s two Fianna Fáil MEPs took opposite sides of the debate.

Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF

Jun 1st 2022, 2:24 PM 13,340 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Putin wants western governments to get the blame for rising energy costs.

Taoiseach warns of ‘rocky’ times ahead after EU bans most Russian oil and gas
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

Taoiseach warns of ‘rocky’ times ahead after EU bans most Russian oil and gas

May 31st 2022, 12:26 PM 25,248 Views 58 Comments

Micheál Martin said it will be “challenging” for consumers as the EU weans itself off Russian fossil fuels.

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,883 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal

May 3rd 2022, 10:24 PM 7,643 Views 5 Comments

The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Backbenchers tell Eamon Ryan that turf sale restrictions is putting Govt stability in jeopardy
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Backbenchers tell Eamon Ryan that turf sale restrictions is putting Govt stability in jeopardy

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 6:53 PM 22,780 Views 53 Comments

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan will meet with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs today.

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Dáil turf wars: Eamon Ryan seeks to unite coalition against Sinn Féin motion

Apr 26th 2022, 9:46 AM 45,146 Views 81 Comments
  • The government insists there is no outright ban and that there are exemptions to the regulations.
  • Several coalition TDs have expressed concern about what the rules would mean for rural areas.
  • Sinn Fein calls the new rules "unfair and unworkable".
Explainer: Why is Vladimir Putin demanding that Europe pays for Russian gas in roubles?
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: Why is Vladimir Putin demanding that Europe pays for Russian gas in roubles?

Apr 1st 2022, 6:18 PM 32,696 Views 10 Comments

Germany has warned its citizens that gas rationing could be implemented if Russian flows are interrupted.

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply
# Crises
# Crises

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,690 Views 12 Comments

The Journal spoke to Irish MEPs about what they believe must be done to reduce energy dependency on Russia while also protecting the climate and supply.

EU moves to significantly cut imports of Russian fossil fuels as MEPs eye alternatives
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU moves to significantly cut imports of Russian fossil fuels as MEPs eye alternatives

Mar 8th 2022, 5:28 PM 9,394 Views 8 Comments

The EU’s Standing Rapporteur on Ukraine says Europe should impose an embargo on the import of Russian fossil fuels.

'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

'Neglected': Why Ireland is the worst country in the EU at using renewables to make heat energy

Feb 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 25,558 Views 32 Comments

Only 6% of the energy required for heating and cooling in Ireland came from renewable sources in 2020.

# fossil-fuels - Last year 2021

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,443 Views 0 Comments
  • The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
  • However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins
Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration
# Cop26
# Cop26

Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration

Nov 11th 2021, 12:44 PM 8,493 Views 26 Comments

Several other countries have signed up to join this new alliance.

More than 20 countries and institutions promise to end overseas fossil fuel finance
# In The Ground
# In The Ground

More than 20 countries and institutions promise to end overseas fossil fuel finance

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 12:49 PM 8,691 Views 19 Comments

The US, the UK, New Zealand and other countries around the world have signed up to the pledge, though Ireland has not.

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060
# Climate
# Climate

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060

Oct 24th 2021, 4:10 PM 11,340 Views 40 Comments

The country has been criticised for pushing ahead with opening dozens of new coal power plants.

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO

Oct 11th 2021, 5:23 PM 8,945 Views 36 Comments

Burning of fossil fuels is killing us, UN health body warns ahead of Cop26 summit.

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
# Sweeping Plans
# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

Jan 27th 2021, 10:45 PM 19,556 Views 51 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

# fossil-fuels - All time

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 20,909 Views 147 Comments

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

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 22,084 Views 15 Comments

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters
# Oil Exploration
# Oil Exploration

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters

Sep 24th 2019, 9:32 AM 25,052 Views 58 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told a UN climate summit that oil exploration in Irish waters would end.

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 8:17 PM 24,469 Views 70 Comments

During his speech, Varadkar said he wants Ireland to be known as a “green country”.

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York
# Leo In The Us
# Leo In The Us

Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York

Sep 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 6,959 Views 29 Comments

Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Sep 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,022 Views 63 Comments

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Jul 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 15,150 Views 52 Comments

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

Jun 11th 2019, 8:00 PM 16,456 Views 35 Comments

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

Feb 21st 2019, 2:33 PM 23,249 Views 57 Comments

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people
# Oil And Gas Exploration
# Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Oct 31st 2018, 5:05 PM 16,252 Views 25 Comments

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

Jul 12th 2018, 4:34 PM 71,031 Views 65 Comments

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'

Jul 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,112 Views 56 Comments

Climate change is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in the world, writes Paul Healy from Trócaire.

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?

Jul 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 18,872 Views 26 Comments

It’s time for the government to ban fossil fuel exploration and invest in the real local, rural renewable economy on our coastlines, writes Sinead Mercier.

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Feb 8th 2018, 1:55 PM 52,106 Views 185 Comments

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

Jan 11th 2018, 7:45 PM 16,902 Views 19 Comments

These Young Scientists think so.

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

Dec 9th 2016, 1:23 PM 17,764 Views 126 Comments

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through
# Smog
# Smog

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

Dec 1st 2015, 3:29 PM 14,256 Views 29 Comments

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century

Jun 8th 2015, 4:22 PM 8,201 Views 20 Comments

The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
# Power Play
# Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,908 Views 68 Comments

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe
# The Price Of Power
# The Price Of Power

Ireland's electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

Oct 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 28,052 Views 71 Comments

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,622 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

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