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Climate Change Act to closely follow legislation in UK, says Ryan

29 May 2009

The Irish Times

By Harry McGee

MINISTER FOR Energy Eamon Ryan has said he expects new climate change legislation later this year to closely follow similar legislation introduced in Britain.

Mr Ryan said yesterday that he expects drafting to begin on the legislation within three to four months. He said the new programme would also be dependent on the report of the Commission of Taxation and the result of the efficiency review of the pubic service.

"My preference would be to follow the British model for the Climate Change Act. The advantage is that we can benefit from legislation that is tried and tested and we can adapt it and make it better," he said.

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