The Electricity Supply Board has urged government to consider various ways in which different modes of transport could be powered by electricity as a way of reducing Ireland's carbon emissions and meeting EU targets.
Water will become an increasingly important commodity, with societies finding success in large part due to how smartly they address supply and demand.
The Canadian government is being urged not to sell huge volumes of water to the parched USA as NGOs warn that, despite appearances to the contrary, the northern neighbour is not a 'great green sponge'.
A shortlist of 15 locations that could house the Government's flagship eco-towns has been announced - and none of them will involve building on green belt.
A network of marine conservation zones will be put in place around England's coast by 2012 under Government plans.
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