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#Greenhouse Gases

# greenhouse-gases - Last month November 2022

Ireland responsible for more emissions globally than national figures show - study
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland responsible for more emissions globally than national figures show - study

Nov 25th 2022, 9:20 PM 11,426 Views 34 Comments

The global carbon footprint of Irish consumption is higher than what is reflected in current calculations.

# greenhouse-gases - This year 2022

CO2 emissions from combustion set to grow only slightly this year despite fears of big jump
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

CO2 emissions from combustion set to grow only slightly this year despite fears of big jump

Oct 19th 2022, 4:25 PM 4,456 Views 4 Comments

In China, the world’s largest polluter, emissions will stay largely flat in 2022.

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan

Jul 29th 2022, 2:04 PM 17,803 Views 29 Comments

After long discussions, the government agreed yesterday 25% reduction in agriculture emissions by 2030.

Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels
# EPA
# EPA

Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 2:22 PM 24,865 Views 81 Comments
  • The Environmental Protection Agency report shows an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
  • There was a 17.6% increase in emissions from the energy industries sector, attributable to a tripling of coal and oil use in electricity generation last year.
  • Agriculture emissions increased by 3% last year, the third year in a row that emissions have risen in the sector.
ESB Networks fined over greenhouse gas leakages at Moneypoint power station
# Leaks
# Leaks

ESB Networks fined over greenhouse gas leakages at Moneypoint power station

Jun 30th 2022, 5:30 PM 7,950 Views 0 Comments

It was fined €1,000 and must pay €20,390 in legal costs over the emission of sulphur hexafluoride in 2018 and 2019.

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess

Jun 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 10,113 Views 16 Comments

The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
# The Road To 2030
# The Road To 2030

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 11,844 Views 27 Comments

The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.

Poll: Do you consider climate impact when booking holidays?
# SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
# SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Poll: Do you consider climate impact when booking holidays?

Jun 2nd 2022, 8:54 AM 24,495 Views 53 Comments

Tourism is responsible for a significant slice of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 4:05 PM 12,438 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s overall emissions are estimated to have increased by 6% in 2021 after a drop in 2020.

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,325 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
# No Legislation
# No Legislation

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,880 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.

# greenhouse-gases - Last year 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 33,626 Views 129 Comments

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

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 24,220 Views 69 Comments

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

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 6,378 Views 6 Comments

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

# greenhouse-gases - All time

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,341 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

Oct 24th 2019, 7:47 AM 35,724 Views 91 Comments

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps
# India
# India

India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps

Jan 14th 2018, 3:30 PM 21,147 Views 12 Comments

The Paharpur Business Centre has more than 7,000 plants pumping fresh air into its offices.

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 13,302 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.

London's 80-storey wooden skyscraper could solve a major architectural problem
# Oakwood Tower
# Oakwood Tower

London's 80-storey wooden skyscraper could solve a major architectural problem

Apr 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 34,433 Views 52 Comments

The use of timber as a building material has a number of benefits over steel and concrete, according to Cambridge University.

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Oct 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 28,626 Views 98 Comments

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU
# Cattle
# Cattle

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,542 Views 52 Comments

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

Irish industries produced fewer greenhouse gases than ever last year
# Less Hot Air
# Less Hot Air

Irish industries produced fewer greenhouse gases than ever last year

May 8th 2014, 3:25 PM 5,146 Views 28 Comments

The drop equated to a seven per cent reduction in the level of harmful gases spewed into the air.

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions
# IPCC
# IPCC

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

Apr 13th 2014, 5:15 PM 5,814 Views 140 Comments

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high - US monitors
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high - US monitors

May 10th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,552 Views 41 Comments

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week
# Climate Policy
# Climate Policy

Draft edition of new climate law to be published next week

Feb 8th 2013, 3:32 PM 2,627 Views 27 Comments

Phil Hogan says the draft heads of a Carbon Development Bill should be brought for cabinet approval next Tuesday.

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession
# Pollution
# Pollution

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Nov 10th 2011, 8:48 AM 386 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters
# Environment
# Environment

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters

Jul 10th 2011, 10:37 AM 436 Views 8 Comments

Australia aims to reduce carbon pollution by 160 million tons by 2020 with the tax – but the opposition says the move is simply “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”.

Australia may slaughter its wild camels to fight climate change
# Got The Hump
# Got The Hump

Australia may slaughter its wild camels to fight climate change

Jun 9th 2011, 3:29 PM 1,464 Views 26 Comments

The animals, who each belch out the equivalent of a transatlantic flight in emissions every year, are one of the country’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases.

IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

IEA estimates make 2010 carbon emissions 'the highest in history'

May 30th 2011, 1:29 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

The surprising increase in emissions – growing at their fastest-ever rate – puts temperature goals almost out of reach.

Methane released by livestock could be reduced by new diet
# Environment
# Environment

Methane released by livestock could be reduced by new diet

Mar 30th 2011, 3:36 PM 632 Views 0 Comments

Researchers believe that tweaks to the diet of livestock could significantly reduce the levels of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.

The end of Apocalypse Cow?
# Environment
# Environment

The end of Apocalypse Cow?

Oct 22nd 2010, 12:11 PM 461 Views 0 Comments

Ireland records first drop in greenhouse gases in 20 years as new study says: It’s not all the fault of cows breaking wind.

We're still the second richest in the EU
# Stats
# Stats

We're still the second richest in the EU

Sep 16th 2010, 5:03 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

How did that happen? A new CSO report puts our relative wealth in second spot, despite the massive fall in GDP.