TD says €1.6 billion ‘green budget’ a load of hot air from government

TD says €1.6 billion ‘green budget’ a load of hot air from government

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith criticised the inclusion of fossil-fuel powered buses and trains in the initiative

Public buses and trains powered by fossil fuels account for almost half of the government’s €1.6 billion ‘green budget’.

Officials have complied the first ever list of government spending that could be classed as environmentally friendly. It includes grants for electric cars, home insulation schemes and forestry.

However, around €782 million of the €1.6 billion identified in ‘green budgeting’ is the state’s payments to Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann for public transport. Their...

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