Taoiseach outlines green policy platform

The government is to instruct Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann to convert their fleets to a new fuel system so they can use a 5 per cent bio-diesel blend and to plan to use a 30 per cent biodiesel fuel blend in all new buses, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said la

17th February, 2007

Addressing the Ogra Fianna Fail conference in Galway, Ahern unveiled key areas of the party’s ‘‘green’’ platform for the forthcoming general election.

He said Fianna Fail would introduce a five-year plan to move Ireland to a ‘‘low carbon economy’’ including a mandatory minimum for the use of biofuels in all state-owned and public transport vehicles. The public sector would be expected to lead the way on energy efficiency by...

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