It envisages a rise in carbon taxes, a multibillion-euro scheme to retro-fit houses, almost a million electric vehicles and a number of other measures to change behaviour by institutions, companies and individuals.
Irish politicians have called for the country, one of the EU’s climate underperformers, to slash emissions to net-zero by 2050. The recommendations, agreed late on Thursday by a cross-party group of parliamentarians, would set legally-binding limits every five years and hike the carbon tax, while providing strong support for green jobs and agriculture.
Grid operator boss calls on Brussels to approve funding for a new electricity connection to France to avoid isolation from continent — Ireland’s grid operator is lobbying Brussels to fast track funding to connect the country to the rest of Europe, citing concerns about becoming isolated after Brexit, its boss told Climate Home News. Ireland …