Category: Environment


Car Scrappage Scheme: A Nice Little Stimulus...for Germany and Japan

Tom McDonnell 29/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: The much maligned car scrappage scheme comes to an end tomorrow. Unsurprisingly the car 'industry' proclaims it a success. The scheme …

Uno duce, una voce

Nat O'Connor 05/02/2010

Nat O'Connor: I cannot allow two recent stories in the papers to go by without comment. Today's Irish Independent reports (in a story about Enda …

Budget 2010: carbon tax

Nat O'Connor 14/12/2009

Nat O'Connor: The Taoiseach goes to the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen flanked by two Green Party Ministers. Budget 2010 introduced Ireland's …

Green New Deal - The Neo-Classical Empire strikes back

John Barry 02/10/2009

John Barry: Over at Irish Economy, Richard Tol has attacked the Comhar Green New Deal report. What I particularly enjoyed about it and found …

Comhar report - Towards a Green New Deal for Ireland

01/10/2009

The report published today by Comhar - Towards a Green New Deal for Ireland - is now available for download here. John Gibbons' piece in today's …

Northern Ireland review of economic policy

John Barry 30/09/2009

John Barry: To balance the focus of this blogsite on political and economic developments in the Republic of Ireland - here's one about Northern …

Carbon taxes - not 'just another tax' according to Commission

John Barry 07/09/2009

John Barry: This post is a very quick ‘cut and paste’ pulling together some of the main carbon and environmental related aspects of today’s …

The Pro-Nuclear bias of the Irish Academy of Engineers review of Irish Energy Policy

John Barry 29/06/2009

John Barry: The Irish Academy of Engineers Review of Ireland's Energy in the Context of a Changing Economy has been discussed over on …

Guardian article on Green New Deal for Ireland

John Barry 15/06/2009

John Barry: Larry Elliott, the Guardian's Business editor, has just written this article 'Emerald Isle plots green revolution', outlining a possible …

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