Wednesday 21 February 2018

ESB plans to cut carbon emissions by 30pc

Sharon Lynch

The ESB has launched a sustainability programme which aims to cut carbon emissions from its internal business activities by 30pc within four years.

The programme includes a charter of sustainability objectives focussing on how the ESB will reduce its impact on the environment at every level.

Earlier this year, the ESB launched a €22bn investment programme with the aim of cutting carbon emissions from its power generation plants to net-zero by 2035.

Measures include greening the ESB's transport fleet with the introduction of electric and bio-fuel vehicles, beginning in September; and supporting the wider electrification of Ireland's transport fleet.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan said the programme should serve as best practice for other semi-state companies and across the entire public service.

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