New pledge on climate finance is deemed to “fall short”

2 November 2021  The €225 million pledge to climate finance made by Taoiseach Micheal Martin today “falls short” of Ireland’s fair share, according to Christian Aid Ireland.  The Taoiseach addressed the World Leaders’ Summit at the international COP26 climate negotiations this afternoon and told delegates Ireland would be doubling its contribution to climate finance, increasing […]

Current marine planning Bill threat to offshore renewables, eNGOs warn

21 October 2021  Ireland is headed towards substantial obstacles for renewable energy if it does not immediately change course on marine planning, according to environmental groups.  Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) and the Environmental Pillar issued their warning today as the Maritime Area Planning Bill makes its way through Committee Stage.  The Bill is set to […]

New national retrofit scheme set to be launched shortly

19 October 2021 A new national retrofitting scheme is set to be launched shortly, the Minister for the Environment told an Oireachtas Committee today. Speaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, Minister Eamon Ryan said the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grants system for retrofitting will be relaunched within the new scheme […]