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EPA Projections Show Ireland Will Miss 2020 Emission Targets

The EPA admits it will be 'extremely challenging' to have one million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030.

It says our 2020 emission reduction targets won't be met, but there is hope for 2030.

EPA projections show Ireland will not meet its 2020 target for greenhouse gas emission reductions.

We're off by 12.2 Mt CO2 equivalent.

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan says it's disappointing.

The EPA says we can meet the EU's targets for 2030 if the government fully implements its climate action plan.

As part of this, one million electric vehicles will have to be on Irish roads by the end of the decade.

If the government can implement all the measures outlined in its Climate Action Plan, the EPA says emissions in 2030 would be 24% lower than what was seen in 2018.

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