The report released by the International Energy Agency recommends Ireland to raise Carbon tax to meet Emissions Goal

On the 15th of April, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report praising Ireland’s progress towards the goal of improving energy efficiency by 2030. However, the agency warned that the country is not on track to meet its mandatory 2020 emissions reduction and its renewable energy goals with its existing policies, offering explanations and recommendations.

For more details please refer to the following paper “Ireland’s Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-2013” and the presentation reviewing Ireland’ Energy Policy, delivered by the Deputy Executive Director of IEA in Dublin.

Furthermore, please access Richard Bruton, Ireland’s minister for communications, climate action and environment’s press release through this link.