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Climate Action Bill 2015 – All smoke, no fire?

“Transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by the end of 2050.” In the context of the climate crisis now confronting the earth, this is the ONLY aspiration of the Government in the Climate Action Bill 2015. There are no targets beyond the 2020 carbon reduction targets imposed on us by […]

"Tacloban Typhoon Haiyan 2013-11-14" by Trocaire from Ireland - DSC_0974. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Extreme weather displaces more people than war

Floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters drove 22 million people out of their homes in 2013. That is three times the number of people displaced by war and twice as many as were displaced by extreme weather in the 1970s. The study Global Estimates 2014. People Displaced by Disasters, published by the Norgewian Refugee Council (NRC), […]

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Great News! New York State Bans Fracking

In spite of huge pressure from the oil and gas industry, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation has concluded that the health risks of fracking are too great, and it will not permit the development of fracking in the state. This decision comes after the publication of a substantial report from […]

Day by day with GEAI

Latvian Embassador Dr. Ginst Apals, Olga and Minister of State Dara Murphy, TD.

Jan 15: Attending a European Movement meeting

Our EVS volunteer Olga took part in the briefing of the EU council by the Latvian president last Wednesday. The event was organized by European Movement Ireland and took place at the Goverment Buildings in Dublin. Olga, from Ukraine, is really interested in European politics and she had a great time meeting with the Latvian […]

Snowy landscape from the EVS volunteers house

Jan 13: Coming to the office was an adventure today

Ice and snow made things a bit difficult for the Good Energies team this week. Low temperatures and Storm Rachel turned the usual way to the office into a kind of adventure for almost a week. But driving slow because of the weather also allowed us to enjoy the georgeous lanscape of snowy Leitrim!   […]

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Climate Action Bill 2015 – All smoke, no fire?

“Transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by the end of 2050.” In the context of the climate crisis now confronting the earth, this is the ONLY aspiration of the Government in the Climate Action Bill 2015. There are no targets beyond the 2020 carbon reduction targets imposed on us by […]

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Record cut in Scotland’s carbon emissions

Important milestone Scotland achieved a record drop on carbon emissions in 2013, cutting 12m tonnnes from 2012. That comes after the announcement that during the first half of 2014 for the first time clean energies produced more power than nuclear, coal or gas in Scotland. “This important milestone is good news for anyone who cares about Scotland’s […]

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