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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# greenhouse gas

Last year
# COP27
New climate tracker reveals Dublin airport emitted over one million tonnes of CO2 last year
Dublin Airport was the largest emitter of Co2 last year, followed by a Drogheda cement plant.
Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and recent data shows its atmospheric concentration is still increasing.
All time
# greenhouse gas
How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”
Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.
# climate action
Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year
Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.
# Emissions
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.
# Climate Change
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high
The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.
# Pollution
Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.
# Jobs Saved
Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.
# dirty air
Ireland is still doing badly when it comes to greenhouse gases
Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions were at a four-year high in 2015.
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.
Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first
Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.
Column: We ignore the environment at our peril
In this century, climate change and the quality of our environment will be the central issue demanding a global response, writes Tom Healy.
# Environment
Risk that Ireland won't meet its EU emissions targets
The EPA said that Ireland is at risk of not meeting targets that it is supposed to meet by 2020.
# Climate Change
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.
# Global Warming
Ireland to breach EU targets for CO2 emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest projections show that while Ireland will comply with its Kyoto obligations, it is expected to breach its annual obligations under the EU 2020 target.