EPA projections highlight scale of challenge on Irish emissions

Irish Times | Jul 8, 2020 at 2:01 AM
  • In its projections of emissions for the period 2019-2040 published on Wednesday, the agency highlights the scale of decarbonisation needed for Ireland to meet its targets over the next decade across all sectors of the economy.
  • Covid-19 may have resulted short-term GHG reductions, but “long-term improvements can only be achieved with targeted climate and environmental actions that change consumption and production systems in a sustainable and lasting manner”.
  • Targets in the energy sector include 70 per cent renewable-energy use in electricity generation; the installation of 600,000 heat pumps and retrofitting 500,000 homes for improved energy efficiency.