Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

Ireland wants nearly a million electric cars on its roads in just over a decade
Ireland wants nearly a million electric cars on its roads in just over a decade

Ireland has announced it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of its new climate change plan.

The government hopes to have 950,000 on Irish roads by then, supported by a network of charging stations.

The measure is one of 180 proposals covering business, construction, transport, agriculture and intended to put Ireland on a path to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

"Our approach will be to nudge people and businesses to change behaviour and adapt new technologies through incentives, disincentives, regulations and information," said Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

"Our objective... is to transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient society. Our call to action in the fight to save our planet," he added.

Dublin hopes to increase its level of electricity generated from from 30 percent of the total mix to 70 percent by 2030.

The "Climate Action Plan" also includes the elimination of non-recyclable plastic and higher fees on the production of materials that are difficult to recycle.

Friends of the Earth Director Oisin Coghlan called the plan "the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years".

But Greenpeace criticised the government for not committing to the 2050 target, only making it a goal.


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Jun 19, 2019
"But Greenpeace criticised the government for not committing to the 2050 target, only making it a goal."
"Do as I say, not as I do."
99% of all Greenpeace's ships, inflatable motorboats, private jets, cars, and other vehicles, are powered by fossil fuels. See the connection?
anti-nuclear = pro-fossil-fuels
"Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ... powered by Diesel"
"This hypocrisy...ship being refuelled by oil companies, including BP..."
https://www.energ...-diesel/
http://www.habita...rior.jpg
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Jul 25, 2019
the third Rainbow Warrior is as environmentally-friendly as possible for a ship of its type,
sailing primarily under wind power. Its 55m-high A-Frame mast system can carry far more sail than a conventional mast of the same size. The Warrior does have electric drive engines to help out when the weather isn't suitable, but these are also built with sustainability in mind
Looks like they are putting their money where there mouth is.
https://www.green...e-fleet/

Jul 25, 2019
...sailing primarily under wind power...
wind power = 20% wind power + 80% diesel power
"A moving picture is worth a thousand words. Notice all sails are fully furled; notice the propellor wake"
https://www.youtu...VZbQjlF4
https://pbs.twimg...LIqy.jpg
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https://pbs.twimg...KiDK.jpg

"Greenpeace Rainbow warrior emits up to 33000000 Bq of radioactivity for each tank of fuel it burns. It may be as little as 1000000 Bq, if they buy clean diesel. (The latest Greenpeace ship holds 110,000 litres of diesel. Diesel can have 300 Bq/litre see"
https://idus.us.e...uela.pdf

RE Advocates are modern "snake oil salesmen".
https://pbs.twimg...RvbN.jpg
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Jul 25, 2019
Rainbow Warrior III is a sailing ship mostly dependent on wind energy. It, however, has a back-up engine – Volvo Penta D65A MT 1850 HP – that runs on diesel-electric propulsion. The back-up engine is used during bad weather conditions and has a speed of up to 11kt
Looks like Willie does not know what he is talking about - as usual. https://www.ship-...warrior/

GreenPeace is clearly putting their money where there mouth is - as opposed to Willie - putting his stupid foot where his mouth is.

Jul 26, 2019
...Rainbow Warrior III is a sailing ship mostly dependent on wind energy. It, however, has a back-up engine – Volvo Penta D65A MT 1850 HP – that runs on diesel-electric propulsion...
If you believe the Greenpeace's ships are mostly powered by wind energy,
I have a bridge in NY, also the Eiffel tower, to sell you.

"LIKE the old sailors say, "The wind is free … but everything else costs money". "
http://pbs.twimg....9oqe.jpg
http://pbs.twimg....0esc.jpg
http://pbs.twimg....tV6b.jpg
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"Sailing"
"The most expensive way to get somewhere for free"

Greenpeace: "Do as I say, not as I do."
http://pbs.twimg....JXvU.jpg
"Do As I Say Not As I Do"
"An expression used to call out hypocrites, including "environmentalists" with private jets..."
http://www.urband...20I%20Do
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Jul 26, 2019
If you believe the Greenpeace's ships are mostly powered by wind energy
Green Peace 3 is powered mostly by wind energy.
Greenpeace estimates that the sails will power the ship around 90 percent of the time at sea
Lookie Willie - I supply links - and you supply silly pictures - with no support. Goes along with you lies about wind turbines leaking electricity - and killing cows. And you can keep your bridge - I understand you are a scam artist.
https://www.popsc...warrior/

Jul 26, 2019
Green Peace 3 is powered mostly by wind energy.
"...Greenpeace estimates ... sails will power ... 90 percent of the time..."
...and there are still people who still believe in Greenpeace, Mermaids, Unicorns, ...

"All @Greenpeace ships are diesel-powered. They are no different than Al Gore, Leonardo Dicaprio, etc. etc. This kind of hypocrisy should be a civil crime as it brainwashes children and other people who don't stop to think or investigate. Similar to defamation." - Patrick Moore
http://twitter.co...80718080

'@Greenpeace's diesel-powered "ship of fools" '
http://www.facebo...5300281/

Thanks to fossil fuels, Greenpeace activists and other faux-greens are not burning whale oil, nor destroying forests, to power their ships, private jets, luxury cars,
because they know by practice that solar and wind are a joke at replacing fossil fuels.
http://pbs.twimg....H5ri.jpg

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