What Ireland’s road to a green new world will cost in hard cash and carbon emissions

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

The long-anticipated publication of the government’s climate action plan last week marked the beginning of a new era in Irish policy formation. Despite legitimate allegations of the plan being short on costings and clear pathways to emissions targets, Richard Bruton has turned the sod on a new framework of climate accountability. That framework will see the climate implications of policies assessed across government in a manner currently comparable only to public expenditure....

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