Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report for 2018 on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ireland. Overall, Ireland’s GHG emissions showed a marginal decrease of 0.2% last year to just over 60.5m tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

However, this reduction in emissions was mostly due to the fact that Moneypoint power station in Co Clare couldn’t burn coal for much of the year because of maintenance work at the plant.