Ireland's so called 'Green House' Gas Emissions are down 8% year on year. While Greenpeace might be delighted, the decrease in emissions is a direct result of the decrease in economic activity in the country as a whole. In other words, what's good for the environment is bad for the economy. Suddenly the Greens tactics make sense. Damage the economy as much as possible with taxes on everything, resist the creation of jobs by pricing labour out of the Market, waste money in tidal or space hopper technology instead of something that would actually produce energy like nuclear, and voilà, the economy takes one for 'the team'.
Who says the Greens aren't getting things done?