What Ireland’s road to a green new world will cost in hard cash and carbon emissions

Questions already being asked about whether poorest people will be hardest hit - and if electric transport plans are too ambitious

23rd June, 2019

The plan itself relies heavily on presumed bottom-up behavioural change and private/household investment, none of which can be guaranteed. It is also uncosted, inviting fury at the budgetary oversight committee early last week. The plan makes explicitly clear that it will not result in additional spending on climate beyond the €30 billion that has already been committed under Project 2040.

So what are the likely impacts of the proposed policies on carbon emissions? What will...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Comment: How the FAI could have avoided the lasting damage of Videogate

Sport Paddy O'Dea 1 day ago

Latest lockdown news is deflating for everyone, but there is an end in sight

Colin Murphy: In law, we are closer to house arrest than a 5km limit

O’Brien, the reluctant media tycoon, is finally free to focus on his telecoms business