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Carbon tax backed to lead to employment opportunities

The green technology sector was given a boost by a budget which would, according to Green Party energy minister Eamon Ryan, result in ‘‘thousands of jobs’’.

12th December, 2009

The green technology sector was given a boost by a budget which would, according to Green Party energy minister Eamon Ryan, result in ‘‘thousands of jobs’’.

Unlike most departments, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources received a €5 million increase on last year’s estimates, to take total funding (capital and current) to €517million. Sustainable energy programmes are the key priority, for which €98 million will be made available. Half of this funding...

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