Coronavirus: Lockdown leads to 50% drop in car pollution

Irish Times | May 19, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  • Pollution from cars has dropped by 50 per cent across Ireland since the start of the lockdown laws, research has shown.
  • The energy we use for transport accounts for about 40 per cent of Ireland’s energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from private cars are nearly twice the amount of flights.
  • Each week the school run requires Irish parents to drive 7 million km in total, emitting an estimated 1,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions.