Read more: Environmental Sustainability: Trends in Energy Emissions and Taxation
In 2018, total greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland amounted to over 60,900 kilotonne (kt) Co2 equivalents: representing a decrease of almost 6,600 or 9.7% from almost 67,500 kt Co2 eq in 2008.
Read more: Environmental Sustainability: trends in emissions and energy consumption
In 2017 total emissions per capita in Ireland amounted to 13 tonnes of Co2 equivalents: representing a decrease of 4 tonnes of Co2 equivalents since 2005. Total emissions in Ireland in 2017 were 4 tonnes above the EU average of 9 tonnes of Co2 equivalents. During the recession and its aftermath total emissions per capita…
Read more: Diesel-powered Vehicles Continue to Dominate the Irish Market
Diesel powered vehicles accounted for 64% of all newly registered vehicles in 2018, petrol for 39%, and electric vehicles, less than 1%. There has been some shift from diesel to petrol, and to petrol-hybrids in new cars