The government has announced that no new petrol or diesel cars will be sold in Ireland from 2030.
It's just one of the measures revealed under the all of government Climate Action Plan.
Under the proposals Environment Minister Richard Bruton says 950,000 electric vehicles will be brought onto our roads.
A nationwide charging network will also be established as well as an electric vehicle scrappage scheme.
At a time when we should be radically reducing our reliance on carbon, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions have been rising rapidly. We are currently 85% dependent on fossil fuels #ClimatePlan2019 pic.twitter.com/XbaoTY3LIo
— Richard Bruton (@RichardbrutonTD) June 17, 2019
The government is to ease congestion by expanding cycling paths and ‘Park and Ride’ facilities.
Carbon Taxes will go up - meaning more expensive coal, briquettes and fuel.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar compares fears of a “climate apocalypse” today to fears of the Cold War when he was growing up. Says through plans like this it can be avoided #ClimatePlan2019 pic.twitter.com/JwSKuJFLoM
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) June 17, 2019
There’s going to be new taxes on single use plastics too, with the government making it more expensive to do business for companies who use plastics that are not easy to recycle.
It’s all part of measures to get people to move towards a climate friendly lifestyle
By 2030 it's planned the country will have 70% of electricity coming from renewable sources.