Planning framework for Climate Change

I addressed the Dáil on the National Planning Framework. There was no plan at all for seriously tackling climate change.

I asked the government where the plans for offshore wind farms are and why we are not taking the lead in the solar revolution.

 I asked why there are no plans to push electric vehicles; no plans to ramp up the use of heat pumps, rather than burning oil and gas in our homes; no plan to increase retrofitting and insulation.

The Taoiseach said when he was elected that addressing climate change was one of his top priorities. So far he has talked the talk but hasn't even begun to walk the walk.