Green Party doubts government’s ability to deliver on energy targets

The Green Party has criticised the government’s capacity to deliver on new EU targets specifying that 20 per cent of all energy needs would be met from renewable sources by 2020.

10th March, 2007

The Green Party has criticised the government’s capacity to deliver on new EU targets specifying that 20 per cent of all energy needs would be met from renewable sources by 2020.

The party’s energy spokesman Eamon Ryan said the government’s own energy agency predicts that energy use will increase by a further third and not decline under the government’s policy.

A new EU target established last week sets a...

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