Among the Greens’ demands, if they enter talks, will be a minimum 7% annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 and a ban on fossil-fuel extraction and LNG (liquefied natural gas) imports. This would mean the abandonment of the planned €500m Shannon LNG terminal and pipeline at Tarbert, Co Kerry, which is designed to take fracked gas from America. Eamon Ryan, the Green leader, has said any programme for government would have to include the recommendations in the Oireachtas joint committee on climate action. Its report contained a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7% a year.
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