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Multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity – EEA report

Multiple benefits of switch to renewable electricity - EEA report The increased use of renewable electricity across the European Union has not only reduced pressures linked to climate change, but also to air and water pollution (particulate matter formation, eutrophication and acidification), according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. More targeted actions can help...
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Why Emissions are bad for the Environment

Why Emissions are bad for the Environment It might sound like a silly question at first glance but the fact is, not everyone truly understands why emissions are bad for the environment. They know that they are bad because scientists and environmentalists have been saying that they’re bad for years. They just don’t know why. Understanding the different types of emissions and their effects on our p...
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EU greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2019 to the lowest level in three decades

EU greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2019 to the lowest level in three decades The European Commission has adopted its annual EU Climate Action Progress Report, covering the EU's progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.  Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-27 decreased by 3.7% year-on-year, while GDP grew by 1.5%. Emissions have now been reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels. Frans...
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EU on track to meet greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy 2020 targets

EU on track to meet greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy 2020 targets The EEA report ‘Trends and projections in Europe 2020 ’ tracks progress the EU’s 27 Member States (plus the United Kingdom) are making towards Europe’s climate and energy targets. The analysis is based on data on greenhouse gas emissions and energy up to 2019, officially reported in 2020, and complemented by the EEA’...
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Insufficient progress making transport fuels more climate friendly, EEA

Insufficient progress making transport fuels more climate friendly, EEA The European Union is behind its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6 % below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets. According to the EEA’s fuel quality data indicator, the emission intensity decreased by 3.7 % between 2010 and 2018, mos...
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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2019 – EPA report

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2019 - EPA report Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2019. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. Despite the decrease, Ireland is still not on the pathway required to meet future targets and a climate neutral economy. Energy Industries emissions decreased by 11 per cent with a significant ...
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Scenarios for Effective Climate Change Mitigation in Ireland – EPA Research Report

Scenarios for Effective Climate Change Mitigation in Ireland - EPA Research The EPA has published its report - Synthesis of Literature and Preliminary Modelling relevant to Society-wide Scenarios for effective climate change mitigation in Ireland. Rapid global warming due to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) caused by human activities is negatively affecting global climate and ecological sy...
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How Emissions Impact the Environment

How Emissions Impact the Environment Our planet is being inexorably altered, day by day, and resulting changes in temperature and extreme weather is making our daily lives that much harder. The thing about it is, we have no one else to blame but ourselves. Droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and intensified hurricanes have resulted in the loss of lives and property, not to mention the damage that’s b...
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Government publishes much-anticipated Climate Bill

Government publishes much-anticipated Climate Bill The Government has published its much anticipated Climate Bill (7th October) with a number of features that aim to set out and strengthen national climate policy.  The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 was promised within the first 100 days of the new Government’s term, and is contains a series of amendments to the...
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EU Commission pushes for more stretching 2030 climate target

EU Commission pushes for more stretching 2030 climate target European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has officially backed plans to increase the EU's 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 55 per cent from 1990 levels, as she announced a raft of climate priorities in her maiden State of the Union address to European lawmakers last week. Addressing the European Parliamen...
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