Monday January 27, 2020

New petrol and diesel sales to be banned in proposed bill

Climate legislation would also set five-year carbon budgets for a number of sectors

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
6th January, 2020
From 2030, it will in effect be impossible to register a new car that runs on fossil fuel.

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030 under the draft scheme of a climate law published by the government today.

The legislation would also require departments and sectors to meet strict climate budgets, and would reform the Climate Change Advisory Council, strengthening its role in policy formation.

At the publication of the new Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019, Richard Bruton, the Environment Minister, said that the legislation was a milestone...

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