Saturday June 6, 2020

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

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

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...

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