The transition to using cleaner energies will be 'costly' as we move towards significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
That's the warning from Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly.
It comes following a European Parliament debate on the EU's Fit for Fifty-Five programme in Strasbourg.
It was proposed by the European Commission last July and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
MEP Sean Kelly says reaching these ambitious targets will mean lots of changes for families and businesses.