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Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020 The EPA, as the Competent Authority in Ireland for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), released its preliminary analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.  Emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 6.4 per cent (0.9 million tonnes) in 2020, to their lowest level since the EU ETS w...
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Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050

Government approves landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050 Government has approved the final text of legislation to set Ireland on the path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade.  The Bill will also provide the framework for Ireland to meet its international and EU climate commitments and to...
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Food production emissions account for over a third of 2015 global emissions

Food production emissions account for over a third of 2015 global emissions Food systems accounted for 34 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, according to a new study.  71 per cent of these emissions came from agriculture and associated land use and land-use change activities (LULUC), which include deforestation and land degradation.  The study published yesterday in Nature Food fou...
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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 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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Using nature to capture carbon must be recognised fully in Climate Bill – committee told

Using nature to capture carbon must be recognised fully in Climate Bill - committee told. Protecting biodiversity and deploying nature-based solutions could help achieve global and national carbon emissions reduction targets, and “keep our planet liveable and maintain our wellbeing”, according to TCD professor of zoology Yvonne Buckley.  For this reason these options should be fully acknowledged ...
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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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Legislation to impose strict carbon-emission limits to be in place by Christmas

Legislation to impose strict carbon-emission limits to be in place by Christmas Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas and in operation from next year, following an agreement among Ministers, it has emerged.  The Cabinet last week approved the heads of the Climate Action (Amendment) B...
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Sharpest decrease of the decade in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, pre COVID.

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) preliminary data on the European Union’s (EU) greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 show close to a 4 % decrease, compared with 2018. The only time EU emissions decreased more since 1990 was during to the economic crisis in 2009. In addition, new EEA data for 2019 show that EU stays on track to end the use of chemicals harming the ozone layer. The EEA’s approx...
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Emissions of most harmful air pollutants dropped in 2018 – EEA Report

Emissions of the five most harmful air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) reduced across the European Union between 2017 and 2018 according to updated data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data is from the annual EU emission inventory report sent to the UNECE Air Convention (Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air ...
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