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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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Ireland has a ‘challenge beyond compare’ to cut carbon emissions

Ireland has a 'challenge beyond compare' to cut carbon emissions Ireland has a "steep mountain to climb" in a "challenge beyond compare" when it comes to reducing emissions by 50% by the end of the decade.  Those were some of the stark conclusions made by the new chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council, Marie Donnelly, and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan at an event by the British-Iris...
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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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Environmental coalition ‘reluctantly’ withdraws from agri-food committee

Environmental coalition ‘reluctantly’ withdraws from agri-food committee Ireland’s coalition of environmental groups has “reluctantly withdrawn” from the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy Committee having concluded a draft strategy “is woefully inadequate to meet the social and environmental challenges we face”.  The Environmental Pillar (EP) had been a member of the Department of Agriculture-established c...
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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 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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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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