FitzGerald: Pumping oil ‘not part of climate change solution’

The Climate Change Advisory Council chairman said the merit of banning gas exploration was less clear, as it would remain a significant part of the energy mix for the next 20 years of transition

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
23rd June, 2019
Dr John FitzGerald

"Pumping more oil is not part of the solution to climate change”, according to Dr John FitzGerald, chairman of the government-appointed Climate Change Advisory Council.

FitzGerald made the comments at the Budgetary Oversight Committee last week when pressed on the absence of oil and gas exploration from the National Climate Plan, the government’s explicit commitment to granting more oil and gas exploration licences in Irish territory and its blocking of the Climate Emergency Bill,...

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