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5312: IRELAND LAGS BEHIND IN REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Thursday 19 July 2018
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Ireland needs to triple its efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach its agreed international targets.

That's the key finding from a new Eurostat survey which also shows that as other EU States forge ahead in developing renewable energy supplies, Ireland lags behind.

Ireland is obliged to ensure that at least 16 per cent of energy generated here by 2020 is from renewable sources.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission says more work needs to be done.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: cent, by 2020