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Volkswagen: Nothing but electric from 2026 onwards

VW pledges that its last internal combustion engine will be launched in 2026, as VW Ireland announces a BIK-special electric Golf 2026 is just eight years away – think of it as just two world cups. By that stage the

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Government Announces First Successful projects under Round One of €500 million Climate Action Fund

7 major climate change projects to share €77 million government funding, leveraging a total investment of €300 million in round one of the scheme   Potential to reduce annual emissions by over 200 thousand tonnes of carbon as a result

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European Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing

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Gove shows renewed commitment to environment brief

Michael Gove delivered a detailed and passionate lecture tonight on the UK Government’s commitment to tackling climate change. Asked about his commitment to the brief he said, “half an hour is now a long time in politics… but I am

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Better Genetics boost to Carbon Reduction in Dairy Beef

Initial results from trials on ABP’s Research and Development Farm have indicated the potential for a 13% carbon reduction through the use of improved genetics in beef animals from the dairy herd. The findings were announced to an influential international

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Ireland’s plan for electric vehicles will reduce emissions, but may come at a cost

The level of emissions coming from Ireland’s transport sector are undeniably high, which is of particular concern when considering the country’s commitment to a future with lower levels of greenhouse gases, ratified by the 2015 Paris Agreement. The long-term solution

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enet awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale network operator, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. Demonstrating its  commitment to being at the forefront of best practice  in the telecommunications sector, enet is among the first companies in

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GoCar welcomes inclusion of car-sharing in Draft Design Standards for New Apartments

GoCar has today welcomed the Department Of Housing’s inclusion of car-sharing schemes as part of the solution to delivering sustainable car-free developments. With Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy identifying a removal of the need for parking in today’s new draft guidelines

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Ireland needs to wake up and wake up soon or face massive EU environmental fines – Commissioner Hogan

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan issued a stark warning that Ireland will face massive fines unless it improves its environmental performance. Speaking at the Department of Agriculture’s Food Wise conference in Dublin, Hogan said Ireland needs to

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Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions after Trump’s Paris pullout

Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reduce its brewery carbon emissions to zero, singling out Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement as a motivating factor. The Danish brewer, whose beers also include Holsten Pils and San

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