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Ireland should phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2035, says Fine Gael TD

July 28th, 2017 Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have voiced their support for the total phase-out of petrol and diesel vehicles on Irish roads. These comments follow plans from both the UK and France to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in the coming decades. In the […]

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Greens call for mandated EV charging points at petrol stations nationwide

July 25th, 2017 The Green Party has launched a new campaign calling for rules to mandate all petrol service stations to install charging points for electric vehicles. Speaking at the launch of the Electric Vehicles Campaign today, Green Party Leader, Eamon Ryan TD, said that “frustration” that many drivers experience with the current charging infrastructure […]

New national divestment campaign launched by Fossil Free TCD and Trócaire

July 24th, 2017 A new national campaign has been launched to push every third-level institutions to divest from fossil fuels and commit to never investing in the industry again. The new campaign – Fossil Free Ireland – was launched by Fossil Free TCD and Trócaire at an event in the capital last Saturday. Over the […]

Three years and six goals to meet targets in the Paris Climate Agreement

July 10th, 2017 A grouping of climate change experts has published six goals that must be achieved by 2020 in order to meet the targets set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. In a letter published in the journal Nature, the authors and co-signatories – represented by eminent scientists, business leaders, economists and NGO […]

All new Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019

July 6th, 2017 Volvo will only produce fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019, making it the first mainstream car manufacturer to commit to a total phase out of cars solely powered by internal combustion engines. This may well be a landmark moment and one of the clearest a signs yet that traditional petrol or […]

Deep retrofit of housing stock one of Ireland’s key energy challenges, says Climate Minister

Ireland’s housing stock will require a deep energy upgrade if we are to have any chance of reaching our ambitious climate and energy goals, the Minister for Climate Action and Environment has said. Speaking at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) inaugural National Deep Retrofit Conference at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, Minister Naughton said […]