Irish fuel suppliers are not on track to achieve an EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by next year’s deadline, according to a state agency. The National Oil Reserves Agency (Nora) estimates that greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the transport fuel sector are likely to be only 4% below 2010 levels by 2020. This is a 33% shortfall to the target set out in the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) of a 6% reduction. Fuel suppliers are likely to fall back on carbon credits from emissions reduction projects overseas to make up the shortfall.
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