“Emissions from a biomass plant exceed those from a natural gas plant by more than 800% for every major pollutant.”
Sounds very sustainable doesn’t it?
China’s increase in emissions was ~8 times Ireland’s total emissions for 2018.
In 2019, it was on its way towards 9 times our total emissions etc. This exponential projection goes all the way out to 2030 before they are obligated to make any cuts.
Ireland’s emissions were ~40 millions tonnes in 2016 vis-a-vis the UK at about 400 million tonnes.
Using the figures from the UK’s climate modelling, a basic calculation for Ireland would be the UK's NetZero target divided by 10.
Ergo; NetZero Irish Emissions mitigates 0.0004 degrees hypothetical global warming by 2050.
*Bonus: For context a person can scarcely detect a temperature change of 4-5 degrees if the rate is less than a half degree per minute.
Source: Climate Ireland