Environmental

Climate Change

EU Transport Ministers Agree Ambitious New Climate Targets

EU Transport Ministers have agreed on a range of legally binding climate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector in the coming decade. The new measures, which…

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Environmental

NTA Announces Historic Agreement for 800 Battery Electric Double-Deck Buses

The NTA has announced an order for 120 double-deck battery electric buses from Bamford Bus Company (trading as Wrightbus). These 120 buses are part of a framework agreement which provides…

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Environmental

Waterford to See Increase in Cycling Under New Draft Transport Strategy

Waterford is set to witness a fivefold increase in the number of cycling trips across the city under new proposals contained within the draft Waterford Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (WMATS)…

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Climate Change

Transforming Transportation With Technological Change

To meet our emissions reductions targets for transportation, embracing technological change and decoupling transport emissions from economic growth will be essential, says Dr Barry O’Dwyer, associate director at KPMG Sustainable…

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Environmental

Ocean Economy Fuels European Green Transition

The European Commission has published its annual EU Blue Economy Report showing how the ocean economy is fueling the European green transition. With close to 4.5 million people employed, a…

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Environmental

One Year Anniversary Since First Bus Éireann Hybrid Double-Decker Arrived in Galway

Galway West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton marked the first year since the introduction of hybrid double-decker buses to Bus Éireann’s Galway fleet….

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Environmental

Public Invited to Have Say on National Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has launched the online public consultation on the department’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy. The consultation is designed to give stakeholders, interested parties and the…

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Business

RD&I in Sustainable Manufacturing

There is a global aim to become more sustainable across the entire spectrum of society, championed by developing a truly circular economy. Achieving this will require significant Research, Development, and…

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Environmental

Reducing Your Use of Transport Fuel

We can all see how political conflict is affecting energy supply and prices across Europe. By reducing our use of transport fuel, we can save money, lessen the impact of…

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Environmental

150,000 Emission-Free Kilometres on Bus Éireann Network in 2021

New, more sustainable buses, procured through the NTA, allowed passengers to travel over 150,000 emission-free kilometres in 2021, according to the Bus Éireann Annual Sustainability Report. The 61 hybrid and three…

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Climate Change

Sustainable Mobility Policy is Priority for Climate and Energy Use Plans

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton have launched the Department of Transport’s Sustainable Mobility Policy which sets out a national framework for active travel and…

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Climate Change

Decarbonising Marine Shipping: Clean Fuels for a Greener Future?

Countries around the world are adopting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets of zero emissions by 2050. The global marine shipping industry is also evaluating whether to increase the current International…

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Environmental

Up to €25,000 for Taxi Drivers to Buy Electric Vehicles

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has announced the re-opening of the very successful electric vehicles taxi scheme, with €15 million allocated by the Department of Transport in 2022. The grants will…

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Environmental

Acceleration in Active Travel Post-COVID

The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €289 million on active…

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