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#climate action plan

# climate-action-plan - Monday 6 January, 2020

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today

Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 30 December, 2019

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

# climate-action-plan - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Bus Éireann conducting feasibility study for potential future move from Broadstone Depot

The company said it was looking into potential future locations given expected passenger growth.

# climate-action-plan - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

# climate-action-plan - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# climate-action-plan - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'

A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.

# climate-action-plan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# climate-action-plan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 17 June, 2019

'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030

The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.

# climate-action-plan - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years

The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.

# climate-action-plan - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.