Agriculture and transport emissions will see Ireland miss its EU emissions targets, EPA reveal

Ireland’s agricultural and transport emissions have been growing significantly making it very difficult for the country to meet its 2020 EU emissions targets.
Ireland is unlikely to meet 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission targets for sectors including agriculture, transport, residential, commercial, non-energy intensive industry and waste;
Ireland’s emission reduction target is 20% below 2005 levels by 2020: EPA projections indicate that emissions will be 6 – 11% below 2005 levels by 2020;
Agriculture and transport are projected to account for over three-quarters of Ireland’s non-Emissions Trading Scheme emissions in 2020: agriculture (47%), transport (29%);