Mr Varadkar said: “This plan represents the sum of our hopes for the future. Our call to action in the fight to save our planet.”
:: Eliminate non-recyclable plastic and impose higher fees on the production of materials which are difficult to recycle;
:: Establish a microgeneration scheme, allowing homeowners to generate their own electricity and sell what they do not use back to the national grid;
:: Move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030; currently only 30% of Ireland’s electricity comes from renewable sources;
:: Bring 950,000 electric vehicles on to Irish roads, deliver a nationwide charging network, an electric vehicle scrappage scheme, and legislation to ban the sale of petrol/diesel cars from 2030;
:: Expand network of cycling paths and park and ride facilities;
:: Deliver a plan to retrofit 500,000 homes, with large groups of houses being retrofitted by the same contractor to reduce costs, smart finance, and easy pay-back.