Ireland facing a fine over missed emissions targets

The Republic of Ireland may have to pay a €600 million fine after a report showed it is missing EU greenhouse gas emission targets.
By Staff reporter 28 November 2017 0 28585

The Republic of Ireland may have to pay a €600 million ($713 million) fine after the latest report by the country’s Environmental Protection Agency showed it is missing EU greenhouse gas emission targets.

Ireland’s emissions rose by 7% from 2015 levels as a result of the country’s growing economy. To avoid a fine, Ireland would have to buy credits from member states that exceeded their targets. 

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