No New Petrol Or Diesel Cars T...

News

No New Petrol Or Diesel Cars To Be Sold In Ireland From 2030, New Climate Plans Reveal

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:22 PM - 17 Jun 2019



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.

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.

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.



Read more about

Cars Climate Diesel Petrol

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Beat Goes On With Kelly-an...

The Beat Goes On With Kelly-anne Byrne

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Up next

Overnight

Overnight

1 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-8 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

8 AM-11 AM

Share

Mario's Sunday Roast

Mario's Sunday Roast

11 AM-1 PM

Share

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

1 PM-4 PM

Share

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on