Sense at last! To me it is as though someone has just brought the elephant out of the shadow in the corner.
I once sat on a course for reps on development boards dealing with council staff and councillors etc. A fact was imparted upon us that if you want something raised, something unpopular, which may mean change or work, or something controversial, get an outgoing councillor to raise it. S/he doesn't need to lick up to the council staff anymore to get the jobs done for the voters and s/he doesn't need to worry about breaking the bad news to the voters. (A major flaw in our populist system!) I sensed an air of this attitude when I heard about the greens proposal for an oil free Ireland in 20 years.
I wondered if they were going to pussy foot around the usual "avoid the terminology" approach. If they would mention energy security. How would they explain the reality of peak oil without using the term? I anticipated a half hearted attempt to propose green energy without mentioning peak oil or energy security. I was wrong! I wondered if it is that they know they are on the way out so why not break the bad news - open some eyes to the real challenges ahead.
However having read it I am just so delighted that someone has raised the issue (some warts but not all) I want them in government to implement this plan!!!!! It is crucial to economic stability.