New laws have been proposed to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in Ireland 2 years ago

New laws have been proposed to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in Ireland

Great news for the environment.

The government is currently working on a proposal that would ban the registration of petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

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It is all part of a strategy to help protect the environment.

The aim is to ensure that one third of vehicles on the roads are electric in ten years time.

A very gorgeous and worthy goal, indeed.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton is the man behind the proposal, and is planning to publish the new law early in the New Year.

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Ambitious, we like it.

These groundbreaking new measures will be included in the Climate Action Amendment Bill 2019, which will be developed further in conjunction with other government departments.

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The goal of the Government's Climate Action Plan is to reduce emissions and to become a carbon neutral nation by 2050.

In Ireland in 2018, transport emissions accounted for over 20 percent of our total emissions - so the reduction of fuel-led cars would be incredibly beneficial.

The Government is planning to have 936,000 electric vehicles on the roads by the year 2030, including battery operated and hybrid ones.

It has also promised to double the amount of home chargers installed and further roll-out the nationwide network of on street charging points.

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 All good things lads.