Memo reveals state has made "almost no progress" on how to hit climate targets

Memo reveals state has made "almost no progress" on how to hit climate targets
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan

According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Ireland is set to miss its binding 2020 climate change targets by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent, which could cost the state between €65 million and €390 million

The state has made “almost no progress” on how it is going to reach binding targets on climate change despite the prospect of being hit with fines worth hundreds of millions, internal government records show.

A Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) memo from last September obtained by The Sunday Business Post highlights the department’s concern that “it would appear that almost no progress has been made on an appraisal-based, prioritised and integrated view...

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