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CLIMATE: Government plans for 1 million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030

The Government’s Climate Action Plan aims to have one million electric vehicles on Irish roads by the year 2030.

The plan, which will be published today, goes to Cabinet this morning and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emotions by 51% by the end of the decade.

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Identifying the public service as a driver of change, the Government plans to have all new vehicles purchased by the State to be powered by electricity when possible.

It also predicts that half a million more daily journeys will be completed by either walking, cycling or public transport by 2030.

The transport sector aims to cut its emissions by between 42% and 51% while emissions from energy must reduce by 62% to 81%.

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Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be reduced by 22% to 30%.

In regards to the situation of farmers, Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that the Government must incentivise farmers and partner with them in the area of climate action.

IMAGE – “File:Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020 (50051632532).jpg” by Houses of the Oireachtas from Ireland is licensed under CC BY 2.0/”Electric car charger” (CC BY 2.0) by Janitors

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