01 Feb Topics For Elections | Climate Action
The Fine Gael plan will deliver warmer homes, cleaner air and a more sustainable economy.
• 70% of electricity will be generated from renewable sources.
• We will upgrade 500,000 homes to make them warmer and more energy efficient.
• Our transport plan has three main parts: investing in public transport; investing in safe cycling and active travel; and making the transition from fossil fuel cars to electric cars.
• Just Transition is at the heart of our Climate Action Plan. In 2020 our focus will be on the Midlands:
– €80m Bord na Mona bog restoration programme to create jobs and improve biodiversity to be funded through a Public Service Obligation
– €20m into our home Upgrade Plan, which will start with social homes in the Midlands
– €11m Just Transition Fund to support retraining and re-skilling workers and assist local communities and businesses in the midlands
– €5m Bog restoration programme by the National Parks and Wildlife Service
• Carbon tax: We will increase the carbon tax by €6 each year. Every cent will be ring fenced and invested into climate action, supporting a just transition, and tackling energy poverty.