Ireland to Receive Funding to End its Reliance on Peat.

Ireland to Receive Funding to End its Reliance on Peat.

Europe, Health, Tech
Ireland will be receiving over 30 million euros (35 million American dollars) in grant money from the European Union’s green funding in order to help the country make the transition from peat fuel production and consumption. The funding should help employees in County Clare, who run the Moneypoint Power Plant, which burns peat, to either be retrained to burn natural gas or else find jobs in a different sector of the economy. The money is part of a much larger European Union fund that has been set aside to help member countries transition away from carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels like peat and coal. This is all part and parcel of the European Union’s much heralded Green Deal Initiative. The Green Deal Initiative is the organization’s way to become…
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Rome Bans Diesel Vehicles.

Rome Bans Diesel Vehicles.

Europe, Health, Tech
Europe has run most of its private and public vehicles on diesel fuel for nearly a hundred years -- European makes and models, for the most part, always had diesel engines. Diesel was considered to be less polluting than regular gasoline, and was cheaper to distill from crude oil. But in Rome, at least, the honeymoon with diesel is over. This week Rome issued a ban on diesel vehicles within city limits for the first time in modern history, in an effort to fight the rising tide of pollution that threatens to erode paintings, sculpture, and other priceless antiquities, and is causing local schools to cancel classes because the smog is too dangerous for young children to walk in. A prolonged warm spell, with sun and no wind, has created…
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