Carbon Emissions

‘Fire ahead’ on reducing carbon emissions – 19-year-old serial entrepreneur

‘Fire ahead’ on reducing carbon emissions – 19-year-old serial entrepreneur

A 19-year-old serial entrepreneur whose businesses include an organic lamb venture and an industry-leading firewood supply enterprise recently highlighted the...

March 28, 2020

Limerick entrepreneur sparks debate on firewood regulation

Limerick entrepreneur sparks debate on firewood regulation

A 19-year-old serial entrepreneur whose businesses include an organic lamb venture and an industry-leading firewood supplier recently highlighted the urgent...

March 15, 2020

How can Ireland reduce the carbon footprint of its existing car fleet?

How can Ireland reduce the carbon footprint of its existing car fleet?

The next Irish government has been called on to help reduce the level of carbon emissions coming from the transport...

February 25, 2020

EPA on agri emissions: ‘We need to see sustainable growth in agriculture’

EPA on agri emissions: ‘We need to see sustainable growth in agriculture’

Agriculture is expanding in Ireland – but this needs to happen in a sustainable way and not at the expense...

October 24, 2019

Emission targets can be met without beef cull – but farmer buy-in needed

Emission targets can be met without beef cull – but farmer buy-in needed

The Irish agricultural sector can meet its climate action targets without reducing the national beef herd – but only if...

October 16, 2019

Managing land in a way that reduces soil carbon loss

Managing land in a way that reduces soil carbon loss

From a policy perspective, conversion of permanent grassland into tillage land is restricted to a maximum of 5% under current...

October 3, 2019

What penalties will Ireland face for failing to hit its 2020 emissions target?

What penalties will Ireland face for failing to hit its 2020 emissions target?

With Ireland set to miss its EU carbon emissions reduction target for 2020 and optimism for meeting its 2030 target...

June 28, 2019

Agri emissions reduction since 1990s: EU -21%; Ireland -1%

Agri emissions reduction since 1990s: EU -21%; Ireland -1%

While greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture have tracked downwards over the last 25 years, Ireland’s performance has been at...

June 28, 2019

‘I still drive a diesel car’ – Creed

‘I still drive a diesel car’ – Creed

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has revealed that he still drives a diesel car. The...

June 23, 2019

‘Far-reaching’ Climate Action Plan confirms carbon budgets

‘Far-reaching’ Climate Action Plan confirms carbon budgets

The establishment of five-year carbon budgets has been confirmed to be included as part of the Governments Climate Action Plan....

June 17, 2019

Bruton: ‘Agriculture feels like it is being pointed out for blame’

Bruton: ‘Agriculture feels like it is being pointed out for blame’

Ireland will have a 1% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions rather than the 20% target it needed to reach for...

May 15, 2019

Ireland’s emissions plan to be updated every year

Ireland’s emissions plan to be updated every year

Ireland’s EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 2030 will be “extremely challenging”, according to Minister for...

May 15, 2019

‘Lay off the farmers’: Fitzmaurice on aviation emissions revelations

‘Lay off the farmers’: Fitzmaurice on aviation emissions revelations

The time has come to “lay off the farmers” on emissions following revelations that aviation emissions across the world are...

April 2, 2019

Could improving lameness reduce carbon emissions?

Could improving lameness reduce carbon emissions?

“I feel that lameness needs to be brought up on the agenda. There is a lot of talk about carbon...

March 23, 2019

State urged to ‘rewet’ 270,000ha of peatland under new proposals

State urged to ‘rewet’ 270,000ha of peatland under new proposals

The state is being urged to “rewet” 270,000ha of the country’s peatlands over the next two decades in a bid...

March 5, 2019

Last 4 years ‘warmest on record’ – world weather report

Last 4 years ‘warmest on record’ – world weather report

The years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been confirmed as the four warmest years on record, according to data...

February 7, 2019

Emissions debate: What size is the Government’s aviation footprint?

Emissions debate: What size is the Government’s aviation footprint?

Irish livestock production has come under severe scrutiny in recent months in relation to the sector’s role in contributing to...

February 6, 2019

‘Common sense’ approach needed to reduce carbon emissions

‘Common sense’ approach needed to reduce carbon emissions

There needs to be “a change in behaviour to reduce carbon emissions”, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,...

February 1, 2019