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#Fossil Fuels

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

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 13,262 Views 29 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

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 25,191 Views 58 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

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 6,840 Views 12 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

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 7,621 Views 5 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

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 22,722 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 45,061 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".

# fossil-fuels - Friday 1 April, 2022

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 32,657 Views 10 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Friday 18 March, 2022

'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 13,642 Views 11 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.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

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 9,360 Views 8 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 19 February, 2022

'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 25,354 Views 32 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 17 November, 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 30,342 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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 11 November, 2021

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 8,458 Views 26 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 4 November, 2021

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 8,652 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.

# fossil-fuels - Sunday 24 October, 2021

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 11,321 Views 40 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Monday 11 October, 2021

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 8,934 Views 36 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'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 19,537 Views 51 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - 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 20,866 Views 147 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'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 22,078 Views 15 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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 25,022 Views 58 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Monday 23 September, 2019

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 24,455 Views 70 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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 6,951 Views 29 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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 13,010 Views 63 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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 15,131 Views 52 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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 16,437 Views 35 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'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 23,231 Views 57 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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 16,199 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.

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 12 July, 2018

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 70,995 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-fuels - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

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 11,091 Views 56 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 7 July, 2018

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 18,845 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.

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'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 52,061 Views 185 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 11 January, 2018

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 16,884 Views 19 Comments

These Young Scientists think so.

# fossil-fuels - Friday 9 December, 2016

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 17,728 Views 126 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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 14,236 Views 29 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Monday 8 June, 2015

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 8,184 Views 20 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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 13,889 Views 66 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Monday 13 October, 2014

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 28,029 Views 71 Comments

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

# fossil-fuels - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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 17,584 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

# fossil-fuels - Saturday 7 June, 2014

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
# Eco-friendly
# Eco-friendly

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

Jun 7th 2014, 11:18 AM 12,801 Views 68 Comments

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

# fossil-fuels - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating
# Poverty
# Poverty

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 6,662 Views 46 Comments

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# fossil-fuels - Monday 20 January, 2014

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans
# Blue Energy
# Blue Energy

EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans

Jan 20th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,796 Views 37 Comments

Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.

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