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Irish Researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years - Apr 20 2017, 4:43 PM
The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from the Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate Action) sub-programme of Horizon 2020.

Greenhouse gas emissions projected to increase strongly as economic growth takes hold - Apr 13 2017, 11:00 AM
Environmental Protection Agency projections released today show that Ireland will not meet its 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with the current range of policy measures.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish companies in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme increased in 2016, EPA reports - Apr 07 2017, 11:00 AM
Participants in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme based in Ireland reported 5.4 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 than in 2015. This is compared to a decline of approximately 2.7 per cent across Europe in Emissions Trading Scheme emissions.

Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA - Mar 09 2017, 12:04 AM
A special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland, released today by the EPA, shows that twenty per cent of the population are supplied by private supplies - mainly through group water schemes, or small supplies/wells operated by the owners of buildings/businesses as part of a public or commercial activity.