The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just torn a hole in the bluster of Eamonn Ryan’s Green Party. They claim they had to join in coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to do something about climate change.
The Government’s Climate Action Plan proposed to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. But the EPA figures show they will struggle to achieve a 29% target.
This assumes that there will be over 900,000 electric cars on Irish roads which, given the price of these cars, is a total fantasy.
The EPA found that almost all sectors will exceed their national sectoral emissions ceilings for 2025 and 2030.
In other words, Ryan is just ‘greenwashing’ a terrible right-wing government that cares little about climate change.